NY - SABO designs elevated house on Fire Island with rising sea levels in mind

Architectural pictorial of elevated housing designed for Fire Island NY.

Along the narrow strip of sand that is fire island, SABO project envisions a house clad in rhythmic shingling. located off the south shore of long island, the landscape comprises a dynamic barrier of dunes, sand flats, lagoons, sunken forests, and vegetated wetlands. the design of the house is driven by the conditions of the surrounding context and the distinctly american style. while the area has recently faced the challenges of sea level rise and hurricanes, the car free nature of the community has led to a local construction culture in which only lightweight materials can be moved around the island.