anderson anderson architecture: chameleon house
apr 19, 2009
anderson anderson architecture: chameleon house


anderson anderson architecture create a tower-like residence overlooking lake michigan named
‘chameleon house’. the home is located on a cherry orchard and rises above the trees to peer out over
the landscape. the home was designed as a single volume with a skin cladding made from recycled
translucent polyethelene. this second skin is located two feet from the building and suspended from an
aluminium structure that is used for window washing and an emergency fire escape. the material gives
the structure an ever-evolving appearance that reflects the landscape around it. this chameleon-like
functionality is the home’s signature trademark and namesake. inside the home is very open and warm
thanks to light wood panelling which covers the walls and ceilings. the layout is staggered giving the
home many floors. the living area takes precedence with a floating room on the upper-most floor
looking directly out the double height front windows.


http://www.andersonanderson.com

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