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Piercing the air with a powerful remark tower, this residential undertaking is organized round a central stacked stone wall that acts because the constructing’s backbone. Measuring 182 ft lengthy and 21 ft excessive, the spectacular stone wall is seen from each the within and the surface, creating a robust visible connection. Dallas-based mostly Cunningham Architects designed the House On Cedar Hill and their expertise is immortalized within the architectural particulars of this dream house. Named after its location in Cedar Hill, Texas, the S,seven hundred sq. foot modern residence is described by the architects: “A cantilevered concrete cover serves as an interruption by way of the wall into and thru the home, briefly permitting views by means of the dense brush of the location in the direction of the open vista to the west. 

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As a counterpoint to the lengthy, low home nestled inside the native vegetation, the statement tower on the northern finish of the home elevates the occupants above the tree tops. Magnificent views of a number of thousand acres of protected habitat, together with distant views of Dallas and Fort Worth make the tower a favourite perch. The east dealing with wall is a extremely insulated load bearing masonry wall confronted in native fieldstone. The mono-sloped roof consists of 10″ SIPs on laminated wooden beams, permitting H′ lengthy cantilevers over the west dealing with glazing. Simple slab on grade concrete flooring are punctuated by inset finish grain Mesquite wooden zones. Natural pigmented cement plaster, different Texas woods, copper, slate and glass spherical out the fabric palette.”

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