r0 r1 r3 r4 r5 The Bunshaft Residence, sometimes called the Travertine House was an iconic modernist home designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft for himself and his wife on a 2.4-acre (0.97 ha) lot on the shore of Georgica Pond in East Hampton, New York. It was designed in 1962 and completed in 1963. It was Bunshaft's sole residential design.The house was contained within a rectangular box, 100 feet (30.5 M) long by 26 feet (7.9 M) wide, with its long dimension tangent to the lagoon's shoreline to the south and raised on a broad six-foot berm above the floodplain. The exterior walls were poured-in-place concrete clad with travertine and the exposed roof structure was made up of pre-stressed concrete beams with a "double T" shape, exposed on either edge with the openings filled with plate glass clerestory windows. The ends of the house were shaded by a 4-foot (1.2 M) extension of the roof and side walls with a paved strip extending the stone flooring to the edge of the walls.The main living spaces had floor-to-ceiling plate glass openings. Interior walls were white-painted plaster and the floors were travertine over a concrete slab foundation. The entry door, one of only two openings in the solid north wall, opened directly into a small entry hall between the central living room and the master bedroom. Opposite the open living area was a smaller guest bedroom and a study, separated from the living space by a U-shaped kitchen and the guest bath.The Bunshafts decorated their retreat primarily in off-whites with natural wood and glass and occasional red accents. Lighting was designed to highlight their art collection which included works by Pablo Picasso, Le Corbusier, Jack Youngerman, and Henry Moore as well as rocks with faces painted on them by Mrs Bunshaft.When Bunshaft's widow died in 1994 the house and its artworks were willed to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York. The Museum sold the house to Martha Stewart for $3.2 million. She commissioned an unsympathetic renovation to be headed by British architect John Pawson. In the course of this project an addition to the home was initiated, but never completed. Stewart transferred the property to her daughter, Alexis, who in turn sold it to Donald Maharam in 2004 for $9.5 million. He demolished it in July 2004 for construction of a new house.
Kunchacko and Bunshaft ResidenceKunchacko was an Indian film producer and director who worked in the Malayalam film industry. His venture Udaya Studios influenced the gradual shift of Malayalam film industry from its original base of Madras, Tamil Nadu to Kerala. He is the producer of Jeevithanauka (1951) starring Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair.Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Family 4 Filmography 4.1 Direction 5 References 6 Further readingEarly lifeKunchacko was born to Mani Chacko Maliampurackal and Eliyamma in Pulinkunnoo, Alappuzha, Kerala, India in 1912. His father was the first to start a boat service in Kuttanad. Kunchacko became interested in the art of filmmaking as he grew up. After finishing his Intermediate schooling (Pre-degree equivalent) he made plans to establish a film studio in Kerala. CareerIn 1947, he established Udaya Studio in Pathirappally, Alappuzha. In early days Kunchacko produced films under the banner of K & K Productions, with the partnership of K. V. Koshy. The company produced 4 films: Vellinakshatram, Nalla Thanka, Jeevithanauka and Visappinte Vili. Jeevithanauka (1951), starring Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair which ran for 250 days. During the making of the film Achchan, Kunchacko and Koshy parted ways and each started filmmaking in separate benners: Kunchacko under Udaya and Koshi under Filmco. Kunchacko went on to produce Achchan, Avan Varunnu and Kidappadam under the banner of Udaya. Kidappadam was a commercial failure, and that made Kunchacko to close down Udaya Studio. However, Udaya was opened within a few years with the help of his friend and Kerala state minster T. V. Thomas.In 1960, Kunchacko tried his hand in film direction with Umma which he followed with Neela Saari and Seetha. He went on to direct 40 films in his career of many genres including purana stories, vadakkan pattu stories, comedy films and social themed films. Some of his films are Bharya, Unniyarcha, Palattukoman, Sakunthala, Pazhassiraja, Mainatheruvi Kolacase, Ponnapuram Kotta, Anarkali and Kannappanunni. His career in film direction went along with his career as film producer. He produced films directed by various directors like M. Krishnan Nair (Agni, Mrigam, Kattuthulasi), A. Vincent (Gandharva Kshethram), Thoppil Bhasi (Oru Sundariyude Katha, Ningalenne Communistakki) and K. Raghunath (Laura Neeyevide).In 1976 Kunchacko died in Madras, Tamil Nadu with musician K. Raghavan for the song recording of the film Mallanum Mathevanum. Kannappanunni was the last film directed by him. FamilyKunchacko's son Boban Kunchacko acted in a few film produced by Udaya. He later ventured into direction with the films Palattu Kunhikkannan, Sanchari, and Aazhi. His grandson, Kunchacko Boban is also a Malayalam film actor. His brother Navodaya Appachan started the Navodaya Studio. Filmography Direction Kannappanunni (1977) Chennai Valarthiya Kutty (1976) Mailanum Mathevanum (1976) Cheenavala (1975) Dharmakshetre Kurukshetre (1975) Manishada (1975) Neela Ponman (1975) Durga (1974) Thumbolarcha (1974) Pavangal Pennungal (1973) Ponnapuram Kotta (1973) Thenaruvi (1973) Aromalunni (1972) Postmane Kananilla (1972) Panchavan Kadu (1971) Dattuputhran (1970) Othenente Makan (1970) Pearl View (1970) Susie (1969) Kodungalluramma (1968) Punnapra Vyalar (1968) Thirichadi (1968) Kasavuthattam (1967) Mainatharuvi Kola Case (1967) Anarkali (1966) Jail (1966) Tilottama (1966) Inapravugal (1965) Shakuntala (1965) Ayesha (1964) Pazhassi Raja (1964) Kadalamma (1963) Rebecca (1963) Bharya (1962) Palattukoman (1962) Krishna Kuchela (1961/I) Unniyarcha (1961) Neelisally (1960) Seeta (1960) Umma (1960)