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Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates Architects

Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates Architects
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Text description provided by the architects. High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor.

Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates Architects - Forest
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Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond. Two fin-like, metal-clad walls rise from the crown of the hill to support a 1400 sf three-story plywood box suspended a full story above grade.

Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates Architects - Windows, Lighting, Beam, Handrail
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As intricately detailed steel stairs climb the tower, they move from exterior to interior and from more enclosed to more open spaces, culminating in a breathtaking, glass-wrapped kitchen/living/dining space at the fourth level. Here, thirty feet above the ground, the clients enjoy views of the landscape they love, from either the birch-lined interior or expansive cantilevered decks.

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Cite: "Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates Architects" 28 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/337650/glen-lake-tower-balance-associates-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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