Green Residence by Gluckman Tang: A Peaceful Suburban Retreat for An Art Lover

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Completed by Gluckman Tang in 2005, this peaceful suburban retreat is perched on the edge of a limestone bluff in Austin. Green Residence is 5,500 SF in size and designed for a young father of three. The client is an art lover with a deep interest in Buddhist culture. The main features of this residence in a lap pool at the back and a koi pond at the front of the house.

Design

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The inspiration for this residence comes from the client, especially for the form and serene aesthetic of the residence structure. The main features are the lap pool at the back and a koi pond at the front of the house, ensuring that water can be seen from any of the interior spaces.

 

Exterior

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A sense of the house as a peaceful suburban retreat is increased by abundant natural light, foreground views of a lake formed by the damming of the Colorado River, and exterior views of the city center. Through the glazed doors, the client can enjoy the stunning exterior views from inside the residence.

 

Spaces

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All main living spaces are informal and open. The living room is envisioned by the client and not used as a formal sitting area but used as a gathering place for the family on a daily basis. The interiors of the spaces are also designed to flow out through the large glass windows and doors. Key artworks and all furnishings are selected and designed by Gluckman Mayner by considering functional elegance.

 

 

Green Residence Gallery

 

Photographers: LYDIA GOULD BESSLER and JOHN BESSLER

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