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Philadelphia-based contractor Arena Program Management agreed early on to provide site-based services. Finding the appropriate off-site fabricator, however, proved more difficult. Conversations with several Pennsylvania-based modular builders proved fruitless. Tedd Benson and his New Hampshire–based company, Bensonwood Homes, had been building timber frame 45 homes for decades. Several years ago they had gone into the business of providing floor, roof, and wall panels. For our purposes, they were the ideal collaborator.

17 Week 9: installation of the adjustable airplanehangar doors 54 Elements, not parts The plethora of parts that make up the contemporary building have put an end to longstanding and otherwise well focused theories of architecture. Previously, the Construction Specifications Institute organized its bewildering array of parts—numbering in the tens of thousands—into sixteen discrete divisions. More recently, this system was expanded to an astounding forty-eight divisions, but this may not be the best approach.

9 Bird’s-eye plan depicting the elongated driveway and proliferation of loblolly pines 31 At the first landing, an almost cavernous opening set back from the wall, provides access to the two bedrooms on the first level. The shadow of this recessed entryway contrasts with the bridge’s orange wall, juxtaposing the deeply sheltered door and the adjacent glass. Ascending the second landing, you arrive at the front door. Unlike the recessed entryway on the first level, this square platform projects like the osprey nests that populate the island.

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