28 May '14, 3am

Tour this wonderfully modern "treehouse":

The four-story Tower House was designed as a single-family home in a skyscraper’s body. The vertical tower rises from a narrow 14 foot footprint, and a horizontal, cantilevered volume bisects the fourth floor to create this “adult tree house” . GLUCK+ did not put this proposed residence together based on conjecture – the firm erected a 50-foot-tall scaffolding prior to design in order to verify the views. With their hypothesis confirmed, the design firm continued with this dream home as planned. The cantilevered structure houses the home’s common spaces, which include the living room and kitchen. The vertical tower houses the rest of the home’s features, and it is split into three modules. The first module is the yellow circulation tower or zigzagging stairs. A wet core makes up the middle module, which holds all the bathrooms and heating for the building. The last module ...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/glucks-tower-house-is-an-ultra-moder...

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