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Trout Lake, United States – Olson Kundig

Project Year :    2016
Developed Area :    612.6 m2
Photographs :    Jeremy Bitterman

Trout Lake House is a retreat built for two artists. They wanted a home where they can work when they want to and relax when they need to.

The requirement was simple: to maximize indoor/outdoor living opportunities while remaining connected to the surrounding landscape.

Windows and doors of Trout Lake House frame picture-perfect outdoor views.
Windows and doors of Trout Lake House frame picture-perfect outdoor views.

The home is composed of four gabled structures made from metal roofing and locally milled timber. It has a rustic-looking facade that blends well with the surroundings. This contrasts well with the inside of the house: luxurious and modern with a minimalist design.

Modern and luxurious interiors contrast with the rustic-looking facade of the house.
Modern and luxurious interiors contrast with the rustic-looking facade of the house.

Trout Lake House skillfully combines the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of the indoors. With warm interiors and windows that frame picture-perfect views, the house embodies relaxed living.

Notes from the Architect:

“The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and evolve it to a more emphatic modern language. We sought to design something that was exquisitely proportioned in a quiet, agricultural way.” –Tom Kundig, Design Principal

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Cabin in the Woods is another work from the same architect.