This self-sufficient house in New York features a unique range of 3D-printed interior fixtures. Characterized by a variety of voids and arches created by intersecting spherical spaces and tesseract trapezoids, the Ex of In house designed by Steven Holl Architects offers an attractive alternative to the modernist suburban residence. And it's green to boot.
The 918-square-foot house sits on a 28 acre forested site in Rhinebeck, New York called T2 reserve. It is an experimental landscape slated to be subdivided into five different plots. By intersecting spheres and tesseract trapezoids, the architects came up with a design that features dynamic spatial relationships. This is first felt at the entry porch, where an orb of wood carved out of the main volume of the house welcomes the entrant.
The house is powered by geothermal and solar energy. Thin film photovoltaic cells are connected to a battery energy storage system, making the house completely self-sufficient. All the fixtures inside the house were 3D-printed, while the glass and wood were sourced locally, minimizing the home’s embedded carbon miles.
Photos by Paul Warchol