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.
Amagansett, Suffolk County, Lond Island, NY