DESIGN LEADER: ALEX PENNA
PROJECT AREA: 5,600 SF
NUMBER OF STORIES: 2
Architecture is a form of art, whereby the architect is not simply coming up with just another house plan, but rather, designing a unique structure with distinctive characteristics that manage to combine artistic elements with practical aspects.
The field of contemporary architecture is gaining more acclaim as it emphasizes the importance of uniqueness and originality. Indeed, contemporary architects design buildings with the same artistic elements as a sculptor would with his or her sculptures.
Contemporary architecture, as an art form, is demonstrated in the remarkable Flight House designed by Rex Nichols Architects (RNA). This impressive team of RNA is renowned for their modern and contemporary houses, and Flight House is just another feather in their cap.
Flight House is indeed contemporary art thanks to its cutting-edge design and innovative elements and features. The design is inspired by deconstructivism, a field of postmodern architecture that became popular forty years ago and is becoming increasingly popular since the start of the twenty-first century. Deconstructivist buildings seem to be somewhat fragmented, void of focus on continuity or symmetry; however, this does not mean that such buildings lack harmony.
The Flight House, for instance, can be seen as having the ground floor and the first floor as disjointed or uneven from one another. But the beauty of this design lies in the original approach and construction; the segmentation of the house is unique and original in both form and structure.
As the Senior Designer of this original house, Alex Penna states, ..."what distinguishes contemporary architecture from modern architecture is the fact that there is nothing that can hold back a great design". And in fact, the inventiveness and originality of the contemporary architect can be truly appreciated when you witness the sculptural forms and artistic design of Flight House.
The pearly white accents of the house achieve a modern and spacious feel, as does the use of glass throughout. The architects behind the design and construction of this beautiful house managed to strike just the right balance between the various elements, with inventiveness and originality, to create a truly artistic building that evokes a sense of luxury and style.
The Flight House is quite simply a beautiful and inventive work of art, a clear demonstration of just how far contemporary architects can go when they unleash their inventiveness and imagination beyond the limits of traditional construction.
Current Development C-House in New York. New York architects, top 50 coastal architects in the USA, RNA are going to develop a cutting-edge house in Southampton, NY. Southampton architects are getting focused into modern houses.
Current Development Flight House in New York. Top 50 coastal architects in the US, Rex Nichols Architects.
Most people connect New York architects, Southampton architects, Provincetown architects, with iconic buildings such as Herzog and de Meuron's Russia56 Leonard., Herzog & de Meuron, which share a sculptural geometric forms, playful layouts, and innovative facades to create structures that continuously provoke, challenge, and inspire. The name of the game in contemporary architecture is audacity, to distinguish itself from conventional architecture through new architectural ideas, with an emphasis on visual impact and animated elements that flow with the environment.
Alex Penna, Lead Contemporary Designer, LEED AP, and Business Partner at RNA comments "We all revere mid-century architects such as Mies van der Rohe, but there is so much more to offer in this new era of contemporary design, free of restriction. Finally, architects can create modern houses, contemporary houses and any building as sculptural art, there is nothing that can hold back a great design, and this is a remarkable artistic movement for architects. The mantra "form follows function" no longer applies." Penna explains that he had his first taste of contemporary architecture while working for his revered architectural firms, Rem Kool Haas O.M.A., Foster + Partners, and Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Rex Nichols Architects is on a mission to introduce contemporary architecture in Southampton, New York, as New York architects with an innovative and fresh artistic expression for residential design. We think the best approach is to become a developer. RNA wants to be fully immersed in the contemporary art movement and will not compromise on its ability to lead the direction of architecture. Without RNA’s control over budget, style, architectural language, layout, interior design, lighting, landscape design, sustainability, and quality of construction and materials, a client unfamiliar with contemporary design may set aside the bold and audacious visual impact for New York architects to reach the best in contemporary architecture.
RNA is offering exciting investment opportunities with its Architect as Developer business model. For our investors, RNA Architects + Developers shares financial gains and a high rate of return. The Architect has a vision for the project. The Developer has the knowledge of the community and access to the construction trades. By combining the roles of the Architect & Developer there is a singular aesthetic vision, sensitivity to the natural environment, knowledge of prevailing client tastes, faster decision making, experience with high-tech sustainable building materials, project management, and access to preferred contractors.