This Modern Tower House Refelcts the Forest and Surrounding Area

 - Apr 1, 2014
References: gluckplus & mymodernmet
Architect Thomas Gluck created this modern tower house as a vacation home that overlooks treetops.

The structure consists of yellow glass and is four stories tall, with each minimalist level comprising of a small bedroom and a bathroom. The top floor expands horizontally outwards and is considered to be the majority of the living space. From that point of view, it showcases views of Catskill mountain and surrounding lakes.

This construction of this home is eco-friendly and was intended to prevent disturbing the wooden area while keeping its footprint to a minimum. During the winter, only 28% of the home is heated, and the colorful stairwells release the warm air from the house to keep the space cool during summer.