Tusen Takk

Leland, Michigan
Location
  • Leland, Michigan
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 6714
  • Lot Size
  • 2.5 acres
  • This project page was created by community member Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Tusen Takk is slipped into a rolling terrain of coastal sand dunes amongst a dense forest of red pines, cedars, and mixed hardwoods that stretch along the northeastern shore of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.

    Parallel to the shoreline the structures thread through the forest; a main house and separate guest house perched on two adjoining dunes connected by a sheltered elevated boardwalk. The boardwalk spans a narrow gully and reaches to a tall glazed volume, a lantern in the forest marking the main entry.

    Black stained wood walls veil all initial views of the lake, while inside the buildings a taut, faceted glass skin blurs the boundary of inside and outside as the lake is glimpsed through breaks in the forest that edge the beach. Bleached interior wood finishes glow with a soft northern light and are highlighted by areas of bright translucent stained colored stairs and cabinets that tie the buildings together. A long wood deck projects across the edge of a steep dune, providing spectacular westerly views of sunsets over Lake Michigan.

    A center for family gathering, while also providing places for contemplation and retreat, it is a place of nuance and a place for discovery.

    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Photo Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
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    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    @bohlincywinskijackson
    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, founded in 1965, is a national architecture practice noted for elegant and humane design, ranging from modest houses to large academic, civic, cultural, and corporate buildings. To date, the firm has received more than 650 regional, national, and international awards for design, including three AIA Top Ten Green Project Awards and the AIA Architecture Firm Award. The firm is well known for its work with Apple, designing stores such as the iconic Fifth Avenue cube in New York, as well as flagship stores worldwide. The practice has also created headquarters for Pixar, Adobe, and Square. In addition, the firm has designed academic buildings for the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, and UCLA; cultural gathering spaces such as the Grand Teton Visitor Center and Liberty Bell Center; and city halls in Seattle and Newport Beach, Calif.
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