Lakeside Residence

Project Location

Lakeside, MI


Raino-Ogden Architects

Case Study: Lakeside Residence

The clients expressing their desires for their dream home on the shores of Lake Michigan were quite specific about the desired relationship of the home to the surroundings: connect them, as intimately as possible.  That’s why David Ogden of Chicago’s Raino Ogden Architects worked with Tai Kojro-Badziak of the nearby firm, roomTEN Design, to deliver the clients' dream home.

The result is a retreat on the lake that minimizes the separation between indoors and outdoors, but doesn't neglect the considerations of rough Great Lakes weather, as well as environmental needs and occupant comfort. The NanaWall system specified for the protruding screened-in porch is well-suited to the task.

Kojro-Badziak's inspiration for the porch was the Moroccan tent, meaning a space for hospitality, as large and as open as possible, with a roof that vaults in the center. Ogden's task included delivering such a space, as well as ensuring the openings could manage seasonal and meteorological changes.

“The environmental precision of the system assures our client’s comfort in winter as much as their ability to live both in and out during the warmer months.”

“After much research,” says Ogden, "we found NanaWall to be our only choice. The design for the room required that occupants could appreciate the shoreline panorama and, weather permitting, open the walls to enjoy the sounds and breezes. The walls also had to withstand the high winds and driving rain, sleet and snow common to a northern lake front setting.”

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