Saturday, November 20, 2010

Modern House Design | House on Turtle Creek Dallas, Texas | PageSoutherlandPage

The renovation and addition to the 1970s house removed all exterior materials and both ends of the structure and revised the fenestration in order to open up the 7,330-square-foot house to extraordinary views up Turtle Creek and across to the Dallas Country Club. Delineations of zones for servant spaces (stairs, storage, plumbing and mechanical) and served spaces (living, dining, entry, etc.) that paid homage to Louis Kahn in the original house were clarified and fortified. Luscious materials – sand blasted cut Leuders limestone, Almondria wood, steel sash windows, a literally “hung” glass curtain wall, stainless steel fabric, scagliola, etc. – were employed throughout the house. Both inside and outside rich, tactile surfaces are made even more vivid by a variety of natural light sources and qualities.........more

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