A residential design project by landscape architecture firm and Vectorworks user Dirtworks, PC was featured in the November issue of Landscape Architecture, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The design was for a beach house surrounded by sand dunes on Long Island, NY. The project parameters included several outdoor living spaces, with areas for cooking, dining, showering, and casual gathering. Mindful of the spectacular natural setting, Dirtworks took the approach to "touch as lightly as possible" and let the house be a part of the landscape. Ecological considerations, such as preventing beach sands erosion, recharging groundwater, and stabilizing the ecology of dunes destroyed during the construction process, were integral components to the design.
"The beach house project expressed a very fundamental, and important consideration in landscape design: that we are partners with nature," said David Kamp, FASLA, the founding principal of Dirtworks, PC. "Our landscape design creates a feeling of symbiosis that brings us physically and emotionally close to this beautiful, fragile, and ever-changing ecosystem of the dune landscape."
To learn more about this project and to view additional photos, please visit the Dirtworks website.