* Residential Architecture: House at Tanglewood by Schwartz/Silver Architects
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 May 2012
Residential Architecture: House at Tanglewood by Schwartz/Silver Architects: “..Standing in contrast to the typical houses of the area, the home is a poetic composition of steel, glass and aluminum and has a commanding presence in the landscape..The design concept was derived from the architect’s visit to the Grand Canyon, where he observed the sunrise from a precipice jutting out into the canyon..The house rises dramatically out of the landscape with the great room that hovers 14 feet above the ground. The home is framed as a steel truss, with concrete and steel-deck roof and floor structure; its outer glass walls afford uninterrupted views of the Berkshire Hills. A concrete basement anchors the building and supports the daring 45 foot cantilever..” Truly extensive glazing, wonderful views, dramatic and distinctive form..
See another post on a daringly cantilevered home: Residential Architecture: Balancing Barn by MVRDV for Living Architecture.
image: © Alan Karchmer/Sandra Benedum; article: Jordana , Sebastian . “House at Tanglewood / Schwartz/Silver Architects” 11 May 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/233446>