Residential ArchitectureHousesTaula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House – Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Project: Taula House
Architects: M Gooden Design
Team: Michael Gooden, AIA, Design Principal / Kevan Russell, AIA, Project
Builder: Hartman Construction
Location: Dallas, Texas
Area: 10,260 sq. feet
Year 2019
Photo Credits: Parrish Ruiz De Velasco
Text by M Gooden Design

Taula House is a single-family residence designed for a multi-generational family in the Preston Hollow Neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. The name “Taula” House is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “Balance.” Guided by the Hindu architecture principles of Vastu shastra, this modern dwelling expresses a balance between traditional beliefs and contemporary ideologies of design. Symmetry, directional alignments, spatial geometry, and delicate detailing were all paramount to the design success of the project.

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

The exterior façade is clad with precast concrete, weathered steel, and dark grey basalt stone. Accents of Brazilian Ipe siding, polished stucco, and zinc composite panel complete the material palette ensemble. The shroud of textures and natural hues are enhanced throughout the day, as the sunlight dances and dapples across each elevation. Ribbons of steel framed glass spread in large vertical and horizontal expanses.

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House’s structure consists of a steel perimeter frame to support the lateral load of the large precast concrete panels. The 53 unique panels extend full height, with no horizontal joints, and some reach over 30 feet tall. Wood trusses provide clear spans, creating the opportunity for the interior of the house to have no load-bearing walls.

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

A minimalist approach to interior finishes focuses attention on the architecture and precise detailing of the house. Highlights of the exterior palette make their way into the house with a refined use of weathered steel panels and basalt stone floors and walls. The monumental stair at the entry of the house is prominently featured behind a 20-foot tall curtain wall of glass. The stair’s steel structure employs a double-cantilevered switchback design clad with white oak treads.

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Overall, Taula House reflects the family’s love for entertainment and the importance of peaceful seclusion. There is a graceful mix of public and private – both gathering and intimate spaces. Bold expression and materiality is not lost on this house, yet there is calmness in the beauty.

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Taula House - Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Multi-Generational Family Residence by M Gooden Design

Glass Book House by Sibling Architecture

The home, for the client of the Glass Book House, is a place to retreat from the outside world. This hideaway, to the rear of a Federation-style house in Tempe, Sydney, explores the home as a sanctuary that revolves around a serious collection of books.

Zinc Residence, a Lakeview Home with a Strong Connection to the Outdoors

Zinc House was designed for a couple and their three children. They wanted a Lakeview home with a strong connection to the outdoors that preserved privacy in their dense urban neighborhood.

Lake Manitouwabing House Maximize Outdoor Living and Entertaining

A Toronto family required a new four-season residence to replace their existing 1930s structure on a west-facing peninsula with the goal of maximizing outdoor living and entertaining.

Five Gardens House, Alteration and Addition by David Boyle Architect

Perched on a headland in Middle Harbour, between The Knoll, a remanent bush outcrop, and a spectacular eucalypt within the back yard, Five Gardens House establishes landscape as a form and spatial generator for the alterations to a 1950’s suburban modernist house.

A Renovation of a 1950’s Era Home into a Gathering Space for Family and Friends

Central Area Home project completed by Fivedot is a renovation of a 1950's era home into a gathering space for family and friends. The existing home was a small square on a large lot.

Related Articles