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Tower House by Gluck+

By • Jul 25, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Tower House was designed by Gluck+, and it is located in Upstate New York.

Though its unique design makes it stand out from the forestry which surrounds it, its glass walls reflect the trees around it, blending the boundaries of what is nature and what is man-made.

Tower House by Gluck+:

“This small vacation house is designed as a stairway to the treetops. Keeping the footprint to a minimum so as not to disturb the wooded site, each of the first three floors has only one small bedroom and bath, each a tiny private suite.

The top floor, which contains the living spaces, spreads out from the tower like the surrounding forest canopy, providing views of the lake and mountains in the distance, virtually the entire Catskill mountain range.

The glass-enclosed stair highlights the procession from forest floor to treetop aerie, while the dark green enameled exterior camouflages the house by reflecting the surrounding woods, and dematerializing its form.”

Site Plan

Photos by: Paul Warchol & courtesy of Gluck+

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