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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
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Guest House in Lakeside, Michigan, USA by SMNG-A Architects

 
May 24th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SMNG-A Architects

The original 1,100 square main house was completed in 1986 as a weekend retreat. A writer’s studio was competed in 2002. The guest house was completed in 2012 and provides private space for guests and a remote study for the owner.The form of the guest house was inspired by an Anselm Kiefer painting.

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  • Architects: SMNG-A Architects
  • Project: Guest House
  • Location: Lakeside, Michigan, USA
  • Building Area: 448 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $100,000
  • Software used: None. Drawn freehand with graphite pencil on 1000H vellum

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On a lead sheet at the center of the artist’s work, a chalk outline of a cube was drawn with diagonally opposite corners chamfered. Transferred to a small structure the cleaving of the corners offered a unique way of both entering and lighting the interior.The lower level has a two-story entry space, sleeping niche, laundry, toileting, and shower.

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A stair leads to an upper level study and sleeping loft. The guest house is rotated 90 degrees over its foundation, creating cantilevered corners floating just above the ground.

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High value insulation, minimal thermal bridging, high performance windows and door, high mass lower level stone flooring with a carefully positioned south facing window, and a rain screen wood skin make this a quietly energy efficient structure. The architect designed all three structures and was primarily responsible for the construction of the writer’s studio and the guest house.

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