The Lake House is a confident expression of modern architecture that leaves behind any trace of vernacular influences. The home also departs from classical modernism and the tenets of the Sarasota School of Architecture through the act of minimizing overt structural expression. Shelter is shaped within a shell-like form that acts as both structure and enclosure. Although unlike many of Strang’s coastal designs in which the “shell” floats above the land and water, the Lake House is firmly grounded into its inland site through the use of a monumental plinth.
Nested within the white, stucco shell are secondary volumes that relate to specific programmatic requirements. These volumes are clad in Resysta, an innovative product made from rice husks, mineral oil and salt. Upon completion, the home represented the largest residential application of Resysta in the United States and furthered Strang’s exploration with sustainable materials.
Carl & Sheryl Strang
Winter Haven, FL
Max Strang Architecture
AIA MIAMI Excellence In Architecture, 2012
Objekt International, 2014
Florida Design, 2013
New York Times, 2012