Inside-Out Camp Receives 2016 AIACNY Residential Design Award

Beardsley Architects + Engineers, in its pursuit to raise their bar on design excellence, is pleased to announce that the Inside-Out Adirondack Camp located in New York’s Adirondack State Park has been selected by the AIA Central New York chapter to receive a 2016 design award in the residential category. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in architecture for recently completed projects by architects and firms based in Central New York. This year’s ceremony was held at the newly renovated Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on November 4.

Michael N. Reynolds, RA, AIA, Brian Levendusky, and John MacArthur, P.E., teamed to capture the essence of this unique home located in the remote High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park, which is a direct reflection of the owner’s love and respect for nature. Each design decision made on the path to this inclusive house design required a connection to, and protection from, nature’s powerful influence to coexist as one.

Architectural detailing was drawn from the owner’s love of medieval Scandinavian architecture, and appreciation for the traditional Japanese Mountain Homes from the Muromachi period, where design resistant to earthquake and sheltered against heavy rainfall and summer heat was employed. The architectural design is characterized by its horizontal lines, battered walls, low-pitched roofs, enormous overhanging eaves, and open plan, allowing the occupants to live in what is essentially an inside-out shelter.