House on Lake Okoboji

For a lake residence on a diminutive lot in rural Iowa we conceived of a house as a series of spatial frames that offer a focused and private experience on an otherwise densely populated shore. This second home sits in a resort area that appears as an oasis in the midst of the Midwestern 'corn desert'. The owners desired a house that was 'all about the lake' and the oak trees that bound the lake from the expanse of farmland beyond. The house behaves as a 3-dimensional set of 'blinders' obscuring the neighbors while gradually opening to the lake beyond. Passing through the house one moves from areas of density to areas with a diaphanous quality while color and material texture intensify moving from open to intimate spaces.

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“Float house - bottom right corner of the house” — Fabian Kuya Riviera
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“Circles” — mavenmier
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“Great glass work” — PEELHEAD
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“Le comptoir déjeuner plus haut que l'espace de travail pour avoir un espace pour cacher la vaissell” — aubry_em
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“virtuves sala” — Ripo International Ltd.
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“On lake okoboji” — buttons1
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“3” — khankore
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“barandal escalera / particle board wall” — patynolta
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“colores” — pepediator
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“Too much orange!!” — jenn257
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“color” — pepediator
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“Local architects Min | Day” — Andy Dykhouse
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