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Lake House

7.1

Garage Cabin / Graypants

Seattle-based design studio Graypants transformed a detached garage on Vashon Island, off the coast of Tacoma, Wash. in Puget Sound, from a cluttered storage space into an airy waterfront retreat. In place of shingle-clad walls, the 420-square-foot structure now features a glazed envelope, with a bifold glass door that opens up the south façade...... Read More...
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Lakeside Retreat / GLUCK+ (Peter Gluck and Partners)

An impressive lakeside vista in New York's Adirondack Mountains is preserved by spliitting this retreat into two volumes, each tucked into the hillside and covered with grass. One building groups the garage and master suite about a courtyard, while the larger structure situates a gym, pool, and living areas around another courtyard. Most of the spaces open themselves towards the nearby lake...... Read More...
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Waterwoningen IJburg / Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer

Dutch architects Marlies Rohmer designed for Water Neighborhood West IJburg, A clear design aesthetic that reflects a new way of life. The houseboats have an interesting composition that clearly refers to the structure and design of the Amsterdam canals. Despite the fact that these are new types fit the history of Amsterdam...... Read More...

Freya’s Cabin and Robin’s Hut / Studio Weave

Freya's Cabin and Robin’s Hut are two of a pair of small buildings located on opposite sides of the Kielder Water along the Lakeside Way. The two buildings, are linked by the story of Freya & Robin, which tells a tale of the two characters who live by the lake and their efforts to meet up. Freya’s Cabin is a beautiful golden structure balanced in long golden stems and carved on the inside like a forest...... Read More...
7.2

Cape Russell Retreat / Sanders Pace Architecture

This off-the-grid lakeside pavilion located in rural East Tennessee begins with a lightweight steel frame shop fitted with tabs to allow for the attachment of framing members. A secondary skin of 2x4 vertical cedar boards backed with insect screen allows for cross ventilation, its staggered blocking pattern camouflaging the structure within its densely wooded setting...... Read More...
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OS House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Occupying a narrow infill lot in an old city neighborhood at the edge of Lake Michigan, this LEED Platinum home for a young family demonstrates how a small residence built with a moderate budget can become a confident, new urban constituent. The compact building volume is wrapped with an innovative concrete rain screen facade system that transforms into a delicate scrim of metal rods defining the perimeter of upper level outdoor rooms. Floor-to ceiling apertures penetrate the rain screen, their bright colors an unapologetic nod to the cheerful polychrome of the neighborhood’s Victorian homes...... Read More...
7.9

‘Naust paa Aure’ Boathouse / TYIN tegnestue Architects

This beautifully simple boathouse in the remote Aure Kommune region is the work of local Norwegian architects TYIN tegnestue. Commissioned to replace an outdated and broken-down boathouse, the design studio embarked on a mission to reuse as much physical material from the existing building as possible...... Read More...
7.7

Lakeside Chicken Point Cabin / Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects idea for the Chicken Point Cabin was to create a lakeside shelter in the woods. This nifty little cabin features a large 9 x 6 m window that opens to the surrounding landscape. They used unfinished low maintenance Materials like,concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood...... Read More...
7.5

Punta House / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan

The Punta House was designed by Brazilian architecture studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, and is located in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. It is a simple one-level house concept overviewing a reservoir in the countryside with a project area of 465sqm (5,000sqf)...... Read More...
7.1

Wood House in Caviano / Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects

The house is located in an area of new buildings outside the historical center of Caviano, with a wonderful view on the lake and the mountains.With its silver-dark-gray color and pure shape the house takes itself inconspicuously back and connects with natural stonewalls of the surroundings rather than with the heterogeneous buildings...... Read More...
6.5

Koby Cottage / Garrison Architects

This guest house was created for families to use while visiting their children at Starr Commonwealth, a nonprofit organization in Michigan. The organization’s services range from foster care to residential treatment and in-home counseling programs...... Read More...