Rye New York Residence

Method Design was initially retained for this AIA Citation winning project by the executive architect Amanda Martocchio Architecture and Design, LLC to act as building science and architectural consultants for a new singlefamily residential project. Due to the client’s wish that the project, be developed around green and sustainable strategies, Method Design developed the initial dynamic massing and design concepts by integrating the site’s legal zoning constraints and programming requirements, with the necessary solar geometries for both passive and active systems. Rather than treating sustainability as only an applied armature or product, the entire house operates passively through appropriate massing, orientation, and exposure to both sun and prevailing winds. To further refine the passive process of the building, strategic shading systems were developed to block out harsh summer sun exposure while allowing for the benefits of passive heating through the lower winter sun angles. Active sustainable systems, such as the use of the photovoltaic cells, were utilized on the roof of the solar wing of the house to further enhance to overall performance and reduce its reliance on energy.


Status: Complete

Location: Rye, NY

Scope of work: New Construction

Architect of record/ design architects: Demetrios A Comodromos, Angela Rocchi, Rachele Louis, Angela Rocchi