The goal for the ‘Cantilever Lake House’ by Birdseye Building was to create a modern lakeside camp aesthetic while maintaining contextual sensitivity. Thus the architects embedded the structure into the existing hillside to avoid an excessively vertical massing while simultaneously creating a walk-out lower level adjacent to the lake. Private spaces are situated in the buried portion of the residence, allowing the open, communal spaces to flow directly into the shoreline through a large glass façade. Simple, orthogonal forms, shed roofs, and a minimalist material palette serve to lessen the impact of the house on the waterfront landscape.
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