The Walsh’s work in the urban core but want to truly wind down when they head home and casually entertain friends. They purchased a waterfront lot on Weatherby Lake with the vision of creating a “Modern Lodge”.
The concept draws from the owners’ passion as a commercial photographer and the process of capturing an experience with a still photo. The house is two simple platonic forms, one resting on the other, pulled apart to create an aperture to the lake. The view is revealed once you enter the house, leaving the city behind and immersing yourself in lake living. The main public space is a wood clad, two-story volume filled with light and the lake view. This is contrasted by a crisp, white stucco volume housing the private functions. The house is physically connected to the lake with large stones extracted from the site.
2018 Platinum A’ Design Award
2017 Archilovers Best Project
Futurist Architecture, Amazing A’ Architecture Building and Structure Design Award Winners,” by Karin Hoover, 2019
Axis Magazine, “A ‘Design Awards Competition – Winners 2017,” by Axis Staff, 2018
MidCoast Design Record, “Modern Lodge | KEM STUDIO,” by MidCoast Staff, 2018
HomeWorldDesign,Modern Lodge House/KEM Studio,” by HomeWorldDesign Staff, 2017
contemporist, “This Modern Lodge Sits Lakeside In Missouri,” 
dezeen, “KEM STUDIO wraps lakeside Missouri residence in cypress and white stucco,” by Jenna McKnight,
The Kansas City Star, “KEM STUDIO creates Modern Lodge at Weatherby Lake,” by Rich Sugg, 
The Kansas City Star, “Weatherby Lake modern lodge built for stunning views, lake parties,” by Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian,