Residential ArchitectureHousesVertical House in Dallas / Miro Rivera Architects

Vertical House in Dallas / Miro Rivera Architects

Vertical House in Dallas

Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
Project: Vertical House
Architects in Charge: Juan Miró, FAIA; Miguel Rivera, FAIA; Ken Jones, AIA
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Area: 8017.0 ft2
Photography: Paul Finkel, Miro Rivera Architects

Vertical House is a stunning contemporary house designed by Miro Rivera Architects, an internationally-recognized architecture practice based in Austin, Texas. Located on one of the few lots in Dallas elevated enough to enjoy a view of the downtown skyline, the five-story Vertical House rises dramatically above the treetops to capture views of the surrounding gardens and the skyline beyond.

Characterized by clean lines, sheer glass walls, and sculptural sun shades, this sharply-detailed house offers an intriguing counterpoint to the tropical ambiance of its forest-like setting.

Vertical House in Dallas 1

Starting at the lowest level, two 60-foot-tall exterior screen walls surge upward on both sides of the house, providing the home’s primary structural support as well as offering shade and privacy to spaces within. Moving vertically through the house from the entrance, every major space is immediately accessible from a glass-enclosed stairwell.

Views outward become ever more impressive as the ground below falls away, and a palpable sense of suspension takes hold. The subdued material palette throughout the interior consists of white walls and polished concrete floors, with a continuous accent wall of bookmatched Carrara marble that runs the height of the stair connecting all the floors.

Vertical House in Dallas 2

The progression terminates at an inviting open-air roof terrace, which offers breathtaking 360-degree views. A mechanical skylight provides access from inside, and the terrace is shaded from the afternoon sun by an extension of the screen wall, which turns 90 degrees to form an airy pergola.

Captured rainwater from the roof supplements irrigation for the surrounding landscaping. The pool house opens up to a 65-foot long lap pool via floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. Lush vegetation spills over the heavy limestone block walls that surround the pool and deck, providing a secluded space for exercise and recreation.

Vertical House in Dallas 3

Vertical House in Dallas 4

Vertical House in Dallas 5

Vertical House in Dallas 6

Vertical House in Dallas 7

Vertical House in Dallas 8

Vertical House in Dallas 9

Vertical House in Dallas 10

Vertical House in Dallas 11

Vertical House in Dallas 12

Vertical House in Dallas 13

Vertical House in Dallas 14

Arch Triplex House by Barker Associates Architecture Office

The existing building is a relatively compact Anglo-Italianate townhouse circa 1860, and a three-story extension was added to expand the living space.

Stylish Monochrome One Bedroom Apartment in Kiev

This stylish monochrome one bedroom apartment is located in a new residential complex in the center of Kiev. The author of the interior is Victoria Shkliar, FORM Bureau.

De Gaspé Helps you Move More while Working from Home

Since last year, people are working from home now more than ever. They want a comfortable workspace, which for many, means having furniture that allows them to change between working standing or seated.

Modern Interiors KG Apartment Uses a Neutral Color Palette with Earth Tones

KG apartment was completed in 2015 by Kabab Arquitectos in Mexico City. Description by Kababie Arquitectos: The modern interiors of KG project uses a neutral...

NCH House by TR Studio

Featuring a double-height glass and bronze-framed rear extension, TR Studio showcase NCH House, a 235 sq meter, five-storey Grade II listed townhouse in South Kensington

Related Articles