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Lake Huron House by SAOTA

This summer house is set on the banks of Lake Huron in a small, remote Canadian town about an hour’s drive from London, Ontario. While the architectural context might be characterised as somewhat conservative “cabin country”, this house attempts to extend the possibilities of the traditional lakeside family retreat through a contemporary architectural approach, harnessing recent developments in design, technology and sustainability to connect meaningfully with its beautiful natural setting while exploring new ways of enhancing the lifestyle experience of the family summer getaway.

While the aesthetic approach that Cape Town-based architecture firm SAOTA took might seem like a radical departure from the traditional regional architecture, the architects have taken great care to keep the design unobtrusive and sensitive to its setting, while still making an architectural statement.

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Conceptually, the design consists of a series of stacked and suspended rectangular boxes, one embedding the building into the ground plane, the

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Henry David Thoreau once praised Walden Lake as a teardrop of the God, and hence evoked numerous people’s yearning for lakeside living. Everyone has a lake in their mind, which brings them serenity, poetry and purity in the bustling city.

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Lakeside living, ideal life
Living beside lake is amazing, which enables people to get close to nature and enjoy a peaceful life. As embracing the first light of the sun in the morning and overlooking the rippling waterscape, the mood is refreshed.
The project is a residential development sales center in Xi’an, China. With Yanming Lake on the north side, it enjoys favorable site conditions. In addition, it’s situated at the transitional zone between the densely populated area and the outskirts, providing a perfect place for conceiving ideal lifestyles for urban elites.

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Immersive experiences
The design drew on autumn lake landscape to set the overall spatial tone, with various simulated

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