The Tuckman Residence is an evolution of the Strang’s unbuilt design for the Mola Residence. Vertical ‘fins’, which act as sun-shading and privacy elements, are sandwiched between the structural shell of the second floor. The home also combines impressively long spans and cantilevered decks to deliver a impressive visual impact. Located on Fort Lauderdale’s New River, a special emphasis was placed on enabling an outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor living and dining areas are strategically located to receive prevailing breezes and take advantage of prime views across the waterway.
The home is reminiscent of Miami architect Rufus Nims early explorations with concrete slab designs, although on a much larger scale. In 1952 Nims introduced cantilevered concrete slabs to South Florida’s residential architecture scene with his groundbreaking design of the Adler Residence. This building technology was further advanced in the designs of Alfred Browning Parker. Five decades later, Strang continues to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of these tropical modern design strategies.
Brad & Shona Tuckman
Fort Lauderdale, FL
AIA Florida Honor Award, 2016