Snow Kreilich Architects is a nationally recognized and award winning architecture studio based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The weekend house on Lake Superior is reduced to a few essential elements. The main house and a small studio sit on a black terrace framing the water of Lake Superior. A long simple white table runs parallel to the lake. A narrow vertical tower encloses the fireplace. Cabinets conceal the complexities of daily life. The house provides a serene connection to a beautiful, rugged landscape. The site occupies the North Shore’s highland moraine. Patches of wetland filter the water runoff. The house minimizes its disturbance of natural water movement and employs passive heating and cooling strategies reducing BTU consumption per square foot by 47%.
AWARDS 2011 Residential Architect Design Award 2010 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2010 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2010 Architecture Magazine Annual Design Review Award 2010 AIA Honor Award 2009 AIA MN Honor Award