Sleek aluminum-clad house by UrbanLab
The Hennepin House is a fabulous weekend house for a Chicago couple designed by architecture firm UrbanLab in Hennepin, Illinois. The couple had an extremely modest budget which led to the proposal of a simple box shape of 1,600 square feet. Carving the box creates the main living space that links the two landscapes on the site. The hollow of the house organizes views of the forest landscape to the south and prairie landscape to the north, while the extended solid areas become the bedroom zones.