Nestle

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A retrospective look at Tarpon Bend

  • Project
    Tarpon Bend
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Services
    Architecture
    Interior Design
    Landscape Design

‘We aimed to create a cohesively designed home in a timeless style, with integrated design disciplines, from the exterior materials, to interior furnishings, to the exterior hardscape and species selections,’

- Max Strang

[Expand] the house within a grove of existing oak trees while embracing sustainable design features and innovative wellness technologies.

- Located at the confluence of two small rivers within close to proximity to an urban setting.
- Great care was taken to incorporate the existing oak trees within the overall design of the site.
- Privacy and views were balanced by the strategic placement of a series of architectural ‘fins’.

The design of Tarpon Bend underscores the firm’s ongoing explorations of regional modernism by adapting a rectilinear frame with site-specific and climate-specific considerations. In this case, vertical ‘fins’ which address shading and privacy concerns are incorporated within the rectilinear frame. Tarpon Bend allows the practical site and climate responses to become architectural identity for the buildings.

One of the clients’ primary aims was to have a home that feels modern but also sits in harmony within its setting, and makes the most of the site’s greenery and context.

- Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper* Magazine

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Here, the architect is advancing, and proving timeless, the ideas that architects such as Paul Rudolph and Alfred Browning Parker were exploring in Florida over sixty years ago. Tarpon Bend is named for its unique setting at the confluence of the Tarpon and New Rivers near downtown Fort Lauderdale. Aside from its pleasant riverfront location, the site is blessed with a grove of gnarly oak trees. The footprint of the home was designed to accommodate these characterful old specimens.

Project Details

  • Site
    0.5
    Acre
  • Size
    7.9k
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

TEAM

Max Strang, Jason Adams, Elizabeth Starr, Alex Mangimelli, Matt Slingerland, Maria Ascoli, Travis
Harrison, Pedro Rojas, Luis Espinoza, Vanessa Peña, Isabella Hoyos, Samira Damiscar

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

[STRANG] Design

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Gulf Building

PHOTOGRAPHY

Calder Wilson

ACCOLADES

AIA Florida Award of Excellence for New Work (2021)
The New York Times
Wallpaper* Magazine
Tropic Magazine