ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959391/dragonfly-house-olson-kundig Clipboard United States Area: 6500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Dragonfly House / Olson Kundig CopyHouses•Whitefish, United States Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lutron, B&B Italia, Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Paola Lenti, ARC Flooring, Adobe, Bonderized, Jieldé, Newforma, Norris Woodworking, Olson Kundig, Phantom, Sawkille, Sutherland, Tom Kundig, Vladimir KagarDesign Team:Gizmo Design, Tom Kundig, Justin Helmbrecht, Debbie Kennedy, Laina Navarro, Brianna Schoeneman, Irina Bokova, Phil TurnerContractor:Bear Mountain BuildersLandscape:White Cloud DesignCollaborator:O- Lighting, lighting design, Kb Architectural Services, Phil Turner, Gizmo Design, Acutech, Gizmo FabricationCity:WhitefishCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. At its heart, this vacation house is about creating a place where a young family can gather away from the city to enjoy the outdoors and build a legacy of memories. Located on the ecotone, or border, between a Ponderosa pine forest and lake, the home is a framework for the family to experience nature. The house emphasizes the crossing point between these two ecological zones – a distinct yet subtle marker of the family’s presence and legacy. The home’s materiality helps it fold into the landscape.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxExterior siding of reclaimed Barnwood will silver as it weathers, weaving the home into the forest. The center of the home is the open-plan living and dining area, which has double-height guillotine window walls on either side. From afar, this transparency allows for views through the home to the lake beyond. When both window walls are open, the effect is of a single plinth floating above the forest floor.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Nic LehouxNative plantings grow up to the home’s edges, and a screened porch on the south end opens to a covered deck. These varying degrees of the enclosure allow the family to engage with nature during all seasons. A longtime vacation spot for the family, who camped there before their home was built, the home was designed to maintain a sense of natural discovery the family enjoyed when spending time on the land. The site plan is organized around a path leading through the forest and down to the lake.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxFrom the driveway, a gravel path leads across a meadow to the home’s entrance, then winds around the house and down the hill to the lake. Along the way, a constellation of outdoor spaces including covered decks, a fire pit, and a hot pool nestled into the hillside chart a path of discovery from the house to the lake. “This home celebrates its ecotone condition between forest, lake, and meadow. It’s on an edge – it transitions from the lighter part of the meadow to a steeper slope leading down to the lake below.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessWould You Pay for Virtual Architecture? What the NFT Craze Means for the Future of t…ArticlesRCR Arquitectes to Design Nature-Inspired Signature Residences at the Palmares Ocean…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959391/dragonfly-house-olson-kundig Clipboard Projects Dragonfly House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveDragonfly House / Olson Kundig “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookWhitefishUnited StatesPublished on April 02, 2021Cite: “Dragonfly House / Olson Kundig” 02 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.