sustainable ranchContemporary Kitchen, Minneapolis
This 2,300-square-foot contemporary ranch is perched on a lake bluff preparing for take-off. The house is composed of three wing-like metal roofs, stucco walls, concrete floors, a two-story library, a screen porch and lots and lots of glass. The primary airfoil reflects the slope of the bluff and the single story extends the ground plane created by the pine-bow canopy. Translucency and spatial extension were the cornerstones of the design of this very open plan.