Peter Rose + Partners' award-winning concrete East house on Massachusetts's Martha's Vineyard island is as versatile as it is sturdy. It was recently honored with a 2015 Residential Architect Design Award. According to the project profile:
The 4,000 square foot house is thus divided into concrete boxes, individually liftable with all interior finishes in place, and interstitial corridors, light wood framed zones that are easily removed and rebuilt in the event the building is moved ... Embedded in the natural landscape, East House is nearly invisible from points further up the slope. The concrete shell is cantilevered over the landscape, allowing for expanses of glass along five walls. Operable windows pull back, and the gap between concrete units amplifies the sound of the ocean, bringing it and sea breezes through the entire house.