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Transparent House II / Krueck & Sexton Architects

  • 01:00 - 8 February, 2011
Transparent House II / Krueck & Sexton Architects
Transparent House II / Krueck & Sexton Architects, © Bill Zbaren
© Bill Zbaren

© Mariusz Mizera © Bill Zbaren © Bill Zbaren © Bill Zbaren +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gulf Coast United States
  • Architects

    Krueck & Sexton Architects
  • Structural Engineers

    Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews
  • General Contractor

    Oscar J. Boldt Construction
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

From the architect. Designed for an art collector and his family on coastal United States, the Transparent House II is located on a triangular site facing an Intracoastal Sound. Having been stricken with a serious illness and sequestered as a child, the client’s desire for openness and light manifests itself in the design of the house. Minimal visual and acoustical disruptions provide a serene environment for the art, while the building’s siting and facade design take maximum advantage of the spectacular setting. Changing conditions of water, earth, and sky can be observed from within, as nature is viewed as an unfolding piece of art itself.

© Mariusz Mizera
© Mariusz Mizera

The plan responds to the curving edges of the shoreline and is nestled into the landscape. The design takes advantage of the setting by allowing an abundance of natural light into the interior spaces and provides a sense of openness that integrates the space within the house and its surroundings.

Through its advanced geothermal system and stainless steel structure, the house carefully responds to the ecology of the site. It gently touches the ground and is gracefully raised above the landscape, protecting the house from wave surges while directing expansive views on the ground floor.

© Bill Zbaren
© Bill Zbaren

With great attention to material detail and connection, the interior is designed with service volumes floating along the gallery spine. Millwork, stone and stainless steel elements are suspended to express and lighten the impact on the living space, while challenging the limits of craftsmanship and materiality. The result is a house that is both striking and subdued.

© Mariusz Mizera
© Mariusz Mizera
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Red Wolf · February 16, 2011

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Michael Baugus · February 15, 2011

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sudark · February 10, 2011

modern baroque, I like the idea. It helps capture the feel of a lot of fancy buildings that have cropped up recently that are quite loud

jprati · February 09, 2011

I love this project... sure, it doesn't look like a house, but why does it need to? It's complex, expressive, and crisp. The opposite of a one-liner. It is modern baroque.

Gill+Dudwadkar Arch. · February 09, 2011

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olga simonelli · February 09, 2011

En su interior es perfecta.
El diseño es hermoso, denota la necesidad del cliente de sentirse en libertad...,una extrema luminosidad..., y no perder de vista, en lo más mínimo su entorno, pero así el edificio es algo vulnerable, es como estar desnudo..., creo que necesita superar su trauma...

John · February 09, 2011

What is this world coming to when that is a person's residence?!
I agree, it looks like an office building. There are so many design concepts going on, I don't know what to look at.

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