As part of a green home design competition, SPARC designed the Outside In House, a 1600 square foot modern home on a wooded lake lot. The two-story home provides a compact footprint that minimizes disturbance to the natural setting along the lake. With the small footprint, the challenge to provide enough storage was solved with the design of a storage chord. This design element runs the length and height of the house and features all of the kitchen, office, bedroom, and bathroom storage needs. Coupled with a large open floor plan for entertaining, the exterior walls are filled with windows to achieve a connection to the natural surroundings. For more on SPARC DESIGN click here.