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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“მთავარი” — plaza2007
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“Love those circles! Contrast to the straight.” — namundsen
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“ارضيه” — Manal Dashti
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“The same look as our house” — jilav
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“Stainless steel island” — aristotle75
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“Door and screen” — trourke178
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“interesting idea.” — cfuhome
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“interior to coordinate with outside” — cfuhome
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“Osb” — alyssmodjo
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“Vanity” — felmah
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“Vanity” — felmah
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“voir le mur béton / salage” — guillaumec8
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