The Detroit Lakes lake house is designed to highlight two key concepts through a simple and refined use of materials and form.
Architect: Adam Beck Architects, LLC
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Site: 3 Acres
Status: In Design

Firstly, the idea is to create a powerful and constant connection to the lake.  The rectangular shape of the house cuts its way through the landscape to the lake beyond.  A constant visual connection and closeness with the lake is created in order to create an ongoing dialogue between the two.

Secondly, the house blends with the adjacent landscape and hillside beyond by visually opening up the exterior wall and main interior hallway.  This creates an open courtyard to the landscape and begins to blur the interior with the exterior.

The house is restrained to the simple interplay between rectangular forms and spaces.   A simple material palette of wood, glass, concrete, metal and “white”, enhances the minimal expression of the whole, allowing the design to focus on the driving concepts.

Adam Beck, AIA
Principal / Owner
Adam Beck Architects, LLC
Adam Beck has spent over 13 years in the architecture profession continuously pursuing excellent design.  He has a strong passion for a simple refined modern and contemporary aesthetic.  Regardless of the project, he believes that you enrich not only the architecture but the lives of those who use it by having a clear concise focus on design.  Adam Beck Architects, LLC was founded to be able to more closely provide this elevated design and service to the clients they work with and the communities we all call home.  The firm’s work is focused on custom residential and commercial projects including new construction, additions and renovations.
Adam Beck is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois, Wisconsin and North Dakota.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture with highest distinction from the University of Kansas and was awarded the AIA Certificate of Merit.  He has previously taught as a part-time Professor at North Dakota State University and has worked professionally with multiple award-winning architecture firms including Gensler, JLG Architects and Rafael Vinoly Architects.