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Transparent House II / Krueck & Sexton Architects

  • 00:00 - 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

    Krueck & Sexton Architects
  • Location

    Spring Hill, United States
  • Structural Engineers

    Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews
  • General Contractor

    Oscar J. Boldt Construction
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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
Cite: "Transparent House II / Krueck & Sexton Architects" 08 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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