Shigeru Ban’s Hamptons Home Is the Perfect Modernist Getaway for City Dwellers
Shigeru Ban‘s star has risen, and his 2014 Pritzker Prize is attracting attention to all his designs, like the recently opened Cast Iron House. But did you know that one of his lesser known works lies just outside of New York City? If you’re looking for a reason to get out of town, and would like to see one of Ban’s homes up close, then all you have to do is take a drive to the Hamptons.
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Furniture House #5 is a prefabricated house designed by Shigeru Ban and fully built in the Houses at Sagaponac, a development with a number of other modern buildings, including one by I.M. Pei partner Henry Cobb and one by Stan Allen, the former dean at Princeton’s architecture school. The buildings aren’t public, but you can still get some good-to-great views of the architecture, depending on how many laws you’re willing to break (please don’t hop over any walls or gates).
But if you think your car situation or parole stipulations would make this little architecture paparazzo trip a bad idea, check out our gallery.