Lake Michigan Summer Home
My second year at IIT culminated in the design of a timber framed summer home, located on a wooded site along Lake Michigan. The materials and construction details were given. Students were tasked with planning the space, and producing a plan, sections, elevations, a full scale roof detail, and final 1/4" scale model. All drawings and models were done by hand.
The house is organized around a central patio and screened entry through which users enter either the living or sleeping areas. To the south is the main living and dining space. Anchored by a fireplace and small cooking area, the living room is open in plan and has expansive views to the lake. The family's bedrooms are to the north. Wood siding is used to in the bedroom wing, providing privacy in the more intimate spaces of the house.