Dallas House

FR-EE was asked to design a residence for avid art collectors in Dallas, Texas, after their decision to transform their original Richard Meier house into a permanent museum. While the Meier house can be understood as a mediation of the surroundings, FR-EE embeds their proposed new home in the landscape, using organic forms and massing as a way to soften the boundaries between architecture and landscape on the site.

The concept of this house was inspired by some of the most important pieces in their collection, such as paintings by Lucio Fontana, known for creating 3-dimensional paintings with the use of a knife, which he called “cut paintings”. FR-EE’s design for the house is organized as three “cuts” in the landscape. Each cut produces a new facade in the surface and develops its own appropriate program, which is then enclosed by a smooth sheet of glass. These facades act as datum lines that loosely organize three programmatic variants: public, semi-public and private. Circulation between the cuts minimizes corridors, allowing for a free and open form of inhabiting the house.






250 m² / 2,691 ft²


Dallas, Texas



Proposed second home for collectors of contemporary art and architecture. It mediates the sensitivity of the historical site by softening the architectural and Landscape boundaries. Inspired by the paintings of Lucio Fontana, the operational and procedural approach creates a house embedded in the landscape.



Fernando Romero, Ana Medina, Max Kuo, Tina Gasparian, Juan Pedro López.


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