Collins residence, 200 square foot dining room, Sarasota, Florida
Ian Collins, the client:
“I didn’t want a big place,” he says. “I didn’t want to insult any of the things around it.”
Dale Parks, the architect:
“You don’t want to decimate an established neighborhood with a gargantuan house.”
Wayne Eastep, Photographer:
“After Dale explained the concept for this project I knew it would be to be a pleasure to photograph.”
Entrance and Cantilever Dining Room
Ian Collins knows glass. He is CEO of Novum Structures, which builds some of the most innovative structures using glazing in the world: Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL; The Palladium Mall, Istanbul, Turkey; MGM City Center, Las Vegas, NV, to name a few.
Architect Dale Parks knows design. He works within a modern architectural vernacular. His designs have contextual integrity that shows respect for the environment within which they exist. If I were to use hashtags to describe his work they would include: #Modern Architecture, #Architecture meets Nature, #Beauty through Design, and #Design with Integrity.
Ian and Dale showed respect for the neighborhood by keeping the scale of the house within the context of the neighborhood. The living a.c.square footage is 2,800, porch 500 sq. ft. plus garage. The design solution also built on the idea of connecting the inside of the shelter to the nature outside. Dale the architect and Ian the engineer and client created a successful relationship between commercial material – the large glass panels by Novum Structures – and a residential shelter connected to nature.
Read the feature story in Sarasota Magazine.
Back of the Collins house with a view into and through the structure
View from foyer with view through the house onto the deck and pool looking west
Living room, dining room and kitchen looking east
Living room with media wall and fireplace
Open loft office
(R) Staircase to open office and guest bedrooms (L) staircase to master bedroom and bath
Staircase leads to guest bedrooms and open loft office .
Point Supported Glass connecting glass panels at the corner of the dining room.
Point Supported Glass
Front of the Collins residence facing east
See more of Dale Parks architectural design visit: Eastep Photography