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Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.

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  Architect Charlie Lazor opted for a wash of black on the prefab cabin he designed on Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  Photo by: George Heinrich

    Architect Charlie Lazor opted for a wash of black on the prefab cabin he designed on Madeline Island, Wisconsin.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  Nestled in a field of praire grass in the Wisconsin woods, the Weekn’der is a dynamic contrast of minimalist black and white. Charlie Lazor's design consists of two prefab modules bookending a central stick-built home.  Photo by: George Heinrich

    Nestled in a field of praire grass in the Wisconsin woods, the Weekn’der is a dynamic contrast of minimalist black and white. Charlie Lazor's design consists of two prefab modules bookending a central stick-built home.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  The Lario Wing at Spazio Villa Erba is constructed of glass sheets and steel. The architect describes this wing as characterized by free curved lines, in subtle harmony with the existing trees.  Photo by: George Heinrich

    The Lario Wing at Spazio Villa Erba is constructed of glass sheets and steel. The architect describes this wing as characterized by free curved lines, in subtle harmony with the existing trees.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  Proceeding through the Weekn’der is an experience of shifting volumes, myriad textures, and changing light. Pine walls stained a warm blonde hue, corrugated metal roofing, and an abundance of glass make the space feel roomier than its 1,600 square-feet.  Photo by: George Heinrich

    Proceeding through the Weekn’der is an experience of shifting volumes, myriad textures, and changing light. Pine walls stained a warm blonde hue, corrugated metal roofing, and an abundance of glass make the space feel roomier than its 1,600 square-feet.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  In the naturally lit central living space, stained plywood is used for the walls and flooring. The interior boasts high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a dining table by Robert Ewert Designs.  Photo by: George Heinrich
    In the naturally lit central living space, stained plywood is used for the walls and flooring. The interior boasts high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a dining table by Robert Ewert Designs.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  A Rais wood-burning fireplace heats the central space and the architectural element surrounding it was designed and installed by Charlie Lazor. The sleek, minimalist kitchen is outfitted with zinc countertops and the counterstools are by Blu Dot.  Photo by: George Heinrich
    A Rais wood-burning fireplace heats the central space and the architectural element surrounding it was designed and installed by Charlie Lazor. The sleek, minimalist kitchen is outfitted with zinc countertops and the counterstools are by Blu Dot.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  A seven-foot-tall entry screen made from raw heirloom cedar is a cozy decorative moment that first compresses one before launching him or her into the expansive shared space.  Photo by: George Heinrich
    A seven-foot-tall entry screen made from raw heirloom cedar is a cozy decorative moment that first compresses one before launching him or her into the expansive shared space.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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  The ultra-compact "sleeping berths" are a couple of steps up from the ground. Deep frame windows mediate views to the outside and the white walls bounce diffused light to illuminate the space as if it were a light box. Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!   Photo by: George Heinrich

    The ultra-compact "sleeping berths" are a couple of steps up from the ground. Deep frame windows mediate views to the outside and the white walls bounce diffused light to illuminate the space as if it were a light box. 

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    Photo by: George Heinrich

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