Gallery: Balance Associates’ Sustainable Metal-Clad Tower House Overloo...

It must be an architect's dream to come across a client who not only cares about nature and sustainability, but also knows a thing or two about design. Balance Associates had just such a client and worked with them and a local contractor to come up with a residential program that both respects and even enhances the lakeside environment in which it was placed. The Tower House overlooking Glen Lake in Michigan is a three-story, 1,400-square-foot plywood box clad with metal fins and topped with a glass-enclosed crown that boasts astonishing views.

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