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Title Stretto House : Steven Holl Architects / introduction by Steven Holl
Published New York : Monacelli Press, 1996


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Description 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Series One house
One house.
Summary The Stretto House, built near Dallas, Texas, in 1992, exemplifies the poetic nature of his architecture, as well as his method of following an initial concept to its fullest realization. The need for protection from the scorching Texas sun led the architect to explore the ideas of shadow and overlap; the bold overlapping stretto between heavy percussion and light strings in Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste proved fertile for the form and construction of the residence. Like Bartok's score, the house has four sections, each consisting of heavy concrete-block "spatial dams" with light metal-roofed "aqueous space" flowing between. Orthogonal floors pull one space through to the next, while curvilinear roofs stretch space over the walls. Essential to the sequential balance are rich details and carefully selected materials, including glass slumped or cast in fluid shapes and liquid terrazzo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 80)
Subject Stretto House (Dallas, Tex.)
Steven Holl Architects.
Architecture, Postmodern -- Texas -- Dallas.
Dallas (Tex.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Holl, Steven.
Steven Holl Architects.
LC no. 96005621
ISBN 1885254296 paperback