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Durable material systems, flexible infrastructure and adaptable spatial organization. Those are three attributes architect Paul Masi, AIA, LEED AP, of Bates Masi + Architects, East Hampton, N.Y., says a building called North Main in East Hampton possesses. He should know. Not only did he design it, but his office is in it too. Aiding it is copper supplied by Leetsdale, Pa.-based Hussey Copper Ltd., and installed and fabricated by Wainscott, N.Y.-based Cedar Design Inc. Copper will show the effects of weathering, but will not succumb to them for at least 100 years. The building’s flexible infrastructure results from an innovative fastening method of custom stainless steel clips. “The walls
are not fixed in place, so it’s easy to adapt things,” Masi says. “With floating walls, we can route out utilities. The open-plan interior facilitates changing spatial needs.” Even overhead lighting in these open spaces provide for adaptation.
Hussey Copper Ltd., Leetsdale, Pa., www.husseycopper.com