Floating Box House by Peter L. Gluck in TexasMarch 14th, 2009 - Posted in Home Design Ideas, Modern House
Designed by Peter L. Gluck and Partners, the Floating Box House is located in Westlake Hills, Texas. The forms of the house consist of a box, a stainless steel structure on which the box is perched, a transparent glass enclosure, and a plinth. Significant portions of the program are located below grade to prevent the size of the house from drawing attention away from the landscape.
The guest bedrooms, media room, and gallery are located within the buried plinth. In addition, the garage is underground to keep the precinct of trees free of distracting automobiles and black top. The floating box contains the family bedrooms.
Between the ground plane and the floating box is a transparent glass enclosure that provides the living room, dining room, and kitchen with unobstructed views of the natural surroundings on one side and the Austin skyline on the other.
The stainless steel structure holds all the mechanical systems for the house and thereby sustains the illusion of a floating box above. via architecture and design news
About Designer : Located in New York City since 1972, the practice of Peter L. Gluck and Partners is known for its integrity of design and sensitivity to the relationship between architectural form and architectural context. The firm has designed buildings throughout the United States, ranging in type from hotels, schools, university buildings, and affordable housing, to churches, houses, corporate interiors, and historic restorations. Many of these projects have won national and international design awards and have been published in architectural journals and books in many countries.