Bioscleave House By Arakawa & Gins

Bioscleave House (Life-Span Extending Villa) is a unique design by famous, international, avant-garde artists Madeline Gins and Arakawa proteges of the surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp who have shown and published their work worldwide producing many radical books and iconoclastic exhibitions including The Guggenheim Museum.Here is a singular, rare masterwork – the only house they designed and built to test 50 years of research through this experimental, provocative laboratory. It is an “architectural body” studio-house – a stimulating environment for healthy living.There are two connected houses: The “back” Bioscleave House and the “front” original A-frame house. The new “back” house is an addition, a landscape of shifting forms punctuated by 52 colors. It is a 2,700-sq. ft. modernist, cubist design – is connected by a new link to the original and also architecturally significant 1960’s “front” 900 sq. ft. house – designed by Harvard architect Carl Koch inspired by the Bauhaus as a new kind of simple, economical, modern summer cottage. The “front” house has a living room with fireplace, two bedrooms, one and one-half baths, full basement, oil heating and air conditioning, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows. In total – the two houses and the “in-between” link – form an architectural collage – containing 3,400 sq. ft. – with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, studio/study room (or fifth bedroom), a traditional living room with fireplace and a large, sunken “Italian” country kitchen, a raised dining and work platform – surrounded by 4 Arakawa/Gin’s “landing sites” large, high and open cubic volumes. There are many “metaphysical” small slopes, hills, nooks and crannies made of Japanese rammed earth country floor to stimulate the feet a kind of kaleidoscopic laboratory or incubator for living well and longer. The two houses simple and complex – and the link create an upbeat, energetic collective compound, a cultural and architectural collection. This is a rare work for living life as perpetual exercise – in an environmental juxtaposition for puzzling about living life as art and art as living life inside and out an as Arakawa/Gins believed possibly forever. For sale exclusively by Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons. Call today for a private viewing.