The Casey Key House by Totem Architecture: Wood Based Constructions- Monday, October 22nd 2012.
The guest residence, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The Casey Key Guest House is a single family residential structure which is definitely a dream home for many. It is designed by TOTeMS Architecture which is located on a barrier island. The Casey Key House by Totem Architecture floor plans evolved into an architectural structure that evoked an organic feeling influenced primarily by its location. The loft interior, defined primarily by the curved beams, alludes to the aquatic bay environment, and wooden boat hull construction.
The Casey Key House by Totem Architecture is located in a highly regulated FEMA flood zone requiring elevated floor levels. It is the case of this Casey Key Guest House designed by TOTeMS Architecture. The firm tried to respect the owner’s wishes. The entire structure is definitely remarkable and welcomes the inhabitants and visitors with contemporary style and comfortable aura which defines the essence of what modern living is. . The ground floor includes a kayak storage space, and a covered Ipe deck. The first elevated floor consists of a double height living space, kitchen/HVAC/stair core element, and small bedroom. The first elevated floor consists of a double height living space, kitchen/HVAC/stair core element, and small bedroom.
The Casey Key House by Totem Architecture is a construction based on an arched structure where wood seems to dominate all the spaces. To preserve the health of the oak hammock a specialized mini-steel pile foundation system was designed to avoid root disturbance and minimize sub grade impact to the live oaks. The laminated pine beams, which curve over the entire space, blur the distinction between wall and roof. The structure is inspired by the character of the live oaks, which have been shaped by the prevailing coastal winds from the west. To preserve the health of the oak hammock, the house is supported on a specialized steel piling foundation system designed to avoid root disturbance and minimize sub grade impacts to the oaks.