Next up in our series of roundups of houses from each US state we’re looking at Michigan, where residences are designed to make the most of its abundance of shoreline.
Michigan Lake House by Desai Chia Architects
A striking, blackened timber roof cantilevers over an outdoor patio for this lake house Desai Chia Architects completed in Michigan’s Leelanau County.
The house is built from materials found on site. Dying ash trees were used for the external cladding, which were then scorched using the traditional Japanese technique called shou sugi ban.
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Camp Minoh by William Kaven
Architecture firm William Kaven used heavy board-marked concrete to bolster Camp Minoh against the harsh climate of its sandy, waterfront site. This is paired with timber that has been charred to ensure that it can weather strong winter winds.
A large concrete wall is used to enclose a