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.
The Flight House, for instance, can be seen as having the ground floor and the first floor as disjointed or uneven from one another. As the Senior Designer of this original house, Alex Penna states, ... [ "what distinguishes contemporary houses from modern houses is the fact that there is nothing that can hold back a great design".] - Penna
Current Development The Flight House. Between top New York architects, top London architects and Provincetown architects, a top 50 coastal architects in the USA Studio Khora is creating a cutting-edge contemporary house, the Flight House.
Current Development Flight House in New York. Top 50 coastal architects in the US, Studio KHORA.
Most people connect top New York architects, top London architects, Southampton architects, and 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, a principal at Studio KHORA 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.
Studio KHORA 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. Studio KHORA wants to be fully immersed in the contemporary art movement and will not compromise on its ability to lead the direction of architecture. Without KHORA’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.
Studio KHORA is offering exciting investment opportunities with its Architect as Developer business model. For our investors, KHORA 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.