The grid symbolizes “architecture”: Well-planed, highly articulated, technical, rational, stable.
Yet, we know that this approach does not work anymore. In a setting such as Amagansett, we know that the fast-changing environmental and climatic conditions, coupled with the proximity of the location to an ocean coast as a lifeguard station, the parts of the complex that are “off the grid” is ever more important.
Architecture is required to define and set a base to build upon. Within this framework, non-architectural vehicles that can withstand and work alongside such unforeseen agents like extreme wind, flooding, and hurricanes allow the station to operate in ways that it normally does not.