Ballston Lake House

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BALLSTON LAKE HOUSE, SARATOGA, NEW YORK
Anchored by 150,000 pounds of precast, prestressed, sandblast concrete panels, the house emerges from ecological and climatic regional circumstances, while simultaneously challenging the aesthetic and spatial constraints of the neighboring built context. Volumetrically, the house steps in dialogue with the geology - sitting at once in the earth and over it.

Design: Latent Productions with SR+T Architects
Construction Manager: Owen Associates, Inc.
Builder: Three Generations Builders
Pre-cast Concrete: William E. Dailey, Inc.
Engineer: Dennis Tanczos
Photography: Levi Miller, Latent’s archive


Publications:

Casabella 660 (October 1998) with accompanying text by Kenneth Frampton
L'industria italiana del Cemento 755 (June 2000)
In Detail : Single Family Houses ( German ), Birkhäuser, 2000
In Detail : Single Family Houses ( English ), Birkhäuser, 2005
Kenneth Frampton and David Larkin, American Masterworks: Houses of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Rizzoli, 2008