1. Mark H says

    LOVE!!!! HWKN and Diller Scofidio + Renfro really delivered. Very forward looking design that remains contextual (the wood, the outdoors, etc.) so excited

  2. DavidGroff says

    “Very unrealistic,” says a Fire Island housemate. “The second rendering has a man casually talking on a cell phone…in the Pines!!”

  3. JoshG says


    Not even close to being in keeping with the spirit of the Pines.

    Sold my house there in ’06 and even then I’d stayed five years too long.


  4. patrick lehman says

    Well at least it’s something. Charmless, but impressive in a civic center kind of way. I think I prefer beach places to look beachy and friendly.

  5. greggo says

    UGH! A dreadful blast from the ’70s past, with that ridiculous diagonal bracing (is there an earthquake fault line going through the Pines that no one else knows about)? And how many shirtless guys are going to whack their pretty heads on those inward sloping structural members after their second cosmo?
    Utterly tone-deaf to its surroundings. Let’s hope that the local community mobilizes to keep this pig’s butt from being stuck in its face.

  6. gomez says

    why do people fear and loathe bold and daring architecture?

    seems perfectly designed for enjoying those spectacular sunsets over the bay

    @dana chilton. um fashion isn’t that changing over the years, esp 3 years and esp for men

    @malaysian. how do you know none of these computer generated renditions of people aren’t fem?

    yes, i really typed that

  7. greggo says

    Gomez, ‘bold and daring’ has it’s place, but so does ‘nuanced and subtle.’ The natural environment in this spot is gorgeous: a building doesn’t need to wacky trick geometries here to hold its own. Sometimes less really is more.

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