Kyson's lakeside residence in sunny Orlando utilises timber cut from on site trees
London-based Architectural Technology practice Kyson have shared this stylish residential scheme with WAN, located on a scenic lake-side site in Orlando, Florida. The 11,000 sq ft property is a family dwelling on a double-width plot with accommodation spread laterally across the site.
A series of stone clad slabs cantilever up to 5 metres and provide a level of internal shading from the fierce Florida sunlight whilst creating a system of elevated terraces and walkways. Linking the residence to a nearby chain of lakes is a gently landscaped plot, incorporating a series of slabs and terraces in stone, timber and grass which follow the architectural language of the house.
Privacy is key at the secluded abode and Kyson has ensured maximum screening from neighbouring properties and a concealed driveway on the streetfront. This isolation from nearby residences has enabled a level of flexibility for the architects who have be able to avoid compromising with the Mediterranean architectural style commonly found in the area and venture a more concrete-heavy form.
Henceforth, the scheme utilises technology in concrete that has been developed in commercial car parks to maximise column free spans and cantilevers. The result is an impressively spacious property affording panoramic views across the nearby lakes.
Plans are to install photovoltaic panels when construction starts in summer 2012 and utilise Oak and Cyprus timber cut from trees on site for screening and flooring throughout the project. Construction is due for completion in autumn 2013.