Thumb House / Lazor / Office

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  • Architects: Lazor / Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2655 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Peter VonDelinde
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Western Window Systems, Ann Sacks, Kohler, Lennox, Speakman
  • Lead Architect: Charlie Lazor
Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Image 3 of 19
© Peter VonDelinde

Text description provided by the architects. It can be challenging enough to find the right frame for a painting. But what if you want to frame an ever-changing natural environment—and you also want to live inside the frame?

Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Forest
© Peter VonDelinde

The spaces of the Thumb House actively engage the surrounding landscape. Where the warm wood façade of the house recedes within a zinc wrapper, a wide outdoor room opens toward the lake, framing a panoramic view of water and sky. White-stained wood lines the inside of the outdoor room, transitioning smoothly into the white interior of the house at a glass wall.

Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Facade
© Peter VonDelinde
Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Windows, Facade
© Peter VonDelinde

The logic of cutting into walls to reveal the tree canopy extends throughout the interior living spaces of the two-bedroom house while preserving privacy. Beneath high, continuous landscape windows, low walls define dining and lounge zones with a varied material palette—including tile, soapstone, birch, and walnut.A thumb-like extension disrupts the rectangular geometry of the house to form a secluded study, where a window dips down over the desk to present an intimate view through a field of tree trunks to the lake. Wood shutters can be opened to bring in some air, expanding the rooms in spring and summer.

Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Table, Chair, Beam
© Peter VonDelinde
Thumb House / Lazor / Office - Table, Countertop, Wood, Kitchen, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Peter VonDelinde

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Cite: "Thumb House / Lazor / Office" 26 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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