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* Residential Architecture: Tower House by Gluck+

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 16 May 2013

Tower House by Gluck+

Residential Architecture:  Tower House by Gluck+: “..This holiday home in upstate New York, USA, by US firm Gluck+ features an elevated living room that hovers nine metres above the ground..As the weekend retreat for Thomas Gluck – one of the firm’s principals – and his family, Tower House was designed as a four-storey tower with a “treetop aerie”, affording mountain views across the nearby Catskill Park..The house is glazed on every side. In some places Gluck+ has fitted dark green panels behind to camouflage the walls with the surrounding woodland, while other areas remain transparent, revealing a bright yellow staircase that zigzags up behind the southern elevation..Taut vertical cables form the balustrade for this staircase and are interspersed with small lights, intended to look like fireflies after dark..One of the main aims of the design was to minimise the impact on the landscape. The architects achieved this by lifting the large living areas off the ground and stacking bedrooms and bathrooms on the three floors beneath, creating a base footprint of just 40 square metres..This arrangement also allows all of the wet rooms to be arranged in an insulated central core. When the house isn’t is use, this core isolates the heating systems, helping to reduce energy consumption..The three bedrooms are positioned on the north side of the house, where they can benefit from the most consistent daylight, and contain yellow furniture to match the colour of the staircase..The living room above is divided up into four different zones by the arrangement of furniture and features a 12-metre-long window seat that spans the entire space. There’s also a secluded roof terrace on the next level up..New York-based Gluck+ was known until recently as Peter Gluck and Partners. The firm is now run by Peter, his son Thomas, and three other principals..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, views; interesting cantilevered form, fenestration, furnishings.. Interesting photos and slideshow..

See our posts on two other home by Gluck+:

image: © Paul Warchol; article: Dezeen

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* Residential Architecture: House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Residential Architecture: House in Senri by Shogo Iwata: “..the three-storey-high House in Senri contains a total of eight tiered floors, connected to one another by sets of four or five stairs at a time..The uppermost floor is a roof terrace, which is tucked down behind a parapet wall at the top of the grey-rendered facade..The entrance is located on the side of the building, sheltered by a cantilevered canopy.”  Fascinating interior volumes and disposition, roof terrace, textural sensibility, abundant natural light, distinctive cantilever..

image: Nagaishi Hidehiko; article: Dezeen

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* Residential Architecture: Dutch Mountain by Denieuwegeneratie

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 1 March 2012

Residential Architecture: Dutch Mountain by  Denieuwegeneratie: “..a woodland villa [buried]beneath a mound of earth at a Dutch nature reserve..The manmade hill disguises the building on its northern facade and creates a blanket of insulation around the walls during colder months..the house emerges from the hill on the southern and western sides, where a panelled wall of glazing folds around a staggered living room and kitchen..”  Innovative, interesting, context conscious..

image + article: Dezeen

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Kevin Roche – Visionary Architecture on a Scale of Bridges & Freeways

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Ford Foundation headquarters in New York City, by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates.

image: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates/The New York Times

Nicolai Ouroussoff has written a very interesting article entitled “Turning a Rearview Mirror on Kevin Roche” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the loved and hated architecture of American architect, and 1982 Pritzker Prize winner, Kevin Roche, and the current exhibition “Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment” at the Yale School of Architecture  (180 York Street, New Haven, through 6 May 2011; www.architecture.yale.edu).  Ouroussoff makes a very good, articulate, and passionate, case for the upward re-evaluation of Roche’s work, and his optimism.  We’re all for optimism, and appreciative of Ouroussoff’s enthusiasm.

Excellent slide show, here.

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