Tower House

New York
Location
  • New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • This project page was created by community member Gluck+

    This small vacation house is designed as a stairway to the treetops. Keeping the footprint to a minimum so as not to disturb the wooded site, each of the first three floors has only one small bedroom and bath, each a tiny private suite. The top floor, which contains the living spaces, spreads out from the tower like the surrounding forest canopy, providing views of the lake and mountains in the distance, virtually the entire Catskill mountain range. The glass-enclosed stair highlights the procession from forest floor to treetop aerie, while the dark green enameled back-painted glass exterior camouflages the house by reflecting the surrounding woods, and dematerializing its form.

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    At GLUCK+, design matters and building matters. Better buildings result when architects take on the construction process. Our approach to Architect Led Design Build ensures that the built solution is done right. The evolution of our firm name from Peter Gluck and Partners Architects to GLUCK+ recognizes that our practice has always been inclusive. From designer to builder to owner to developer, we do what it takes and care how it’s done. “Outside our scope” is not in our vocabulary. Our work is diverse and recognized worldwide through national and international design awards and publications. Our range of projects–from houses, schools, religious buildings, community centers to hotels, university buildings, recreation centers, and historic restorations—are all unique because each project is specific. We are dedicated to advocating for the wants and needs of our clients. It is their stories we want to tell.
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