Superior Logic

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November 28, 2011
Originally published in Prefab Perfected

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.

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

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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.

    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.

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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.

    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.

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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.

    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.

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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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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!

    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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