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Video & Project of the Week for March 17, 2014: Arc House

on March 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm under Project of the Week: 3/17/14

Arc House
East Hampton, NY, USA
1,110 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Located on the east end of Long Island in East Hampton, New York on three forested acres, the Arc House is a private modern residence designed with a stunning combination of glass, steel, stone and wood. With over half of the 6,400 square foot structure partially buried, the subterranean construction home was prescribed by the owners who desired a pared-down aesthetic. Designed by Maziar Behrooz Architect and inspired by an airplane hangar, the roof and side walls of the upper level are constructed with a 60-foot by 20-foot self-supporting corrugated steel arch.

Green features include geothermal heating, a rainwater collection system on both ends of the arch, and a vegetated roof on the four-car garage from Green Living Technologies International (GLTi). The green roof acts in a manner such as an infinity pool: the vegetation blends into the background providing a seamless appearance. This project was a culminating activity by students from The Bronx Discovery High at the GLTi beta classroom as part of a four year program that implemented the company’s’ green roofs and walls to enhance learning. The students practiced the skills they learned in the classroom and installed the green roof – while earning a living wage.

The Arc House is currently on the market for $3.95M and was just featured on March 9, 2014 on the Travel Channel’s Extreme Vacation Homes. Join George Irwin of GLTi, and the Green Wall Editor here on, at Canada Blooms in Toronto on March 22 at booth A 10, “Urban Wilderness” by Hollander Landscaping Ltd and Janet Ennamorato.


Year: 2010
Owner: Private
Location: East Hampton, NY, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,110 sq.ft.
Grade: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Maziar Behrooz Architect
Greenroof System: Green Living Technologies International, LLC
Greenroof Installation: George Irwin, GLTi & Students from The Bronx Discovery High
Contractor: Mark Proctor Construction

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