A Compact, Modern Cabin in the Woods That Reflects the Trees

Walter S. Timmons

Found in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada, a pair of similar cabins, formulated as getaway rentals by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes, can be uncovered amongst the trees. The Reflection – Mirror Cabins reside on flat land around 1 of Québec’s most well-liked ski resorts, Massif Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. Instead than concentrating on surrounding views, they instead selected to encourage company to soak in nature around them. How these cabins differ from most are the reflective glass walls that make them pretty much disappear into the trees.

While the cabins are shut (approx. 50 meters apart), they are positioned back-to-back again to ensure guest privateness. On the prolonged sides that do not encounter each and every other, the overall expanse of the walls options mirrored home windows that float floor-to-ceiling. Darkened wooden slats clad the other a few sides and frame the glass partitions, earning the units come to feel fully immersed in nature specially with the trees reflecting back.

The entrances to every single cabin are on one finish with the exterior wall pushed in letting the doorway to be guarded from the inclement weather.

The inside carries on factors from the exterior, the dim wooden framing to be correct. The pine ceilings and light-weight concrete flooring offer the great contrasts to the black information.

Each cabin is intended with a blended kitchen area and residing area, together with two bedrooms and a rest room.

With home windows on all 4 sides, the interiors sense considerably larger and connected to the environment.

The architects paid close awareness to the mirror procedure on the home windows to reduce hen collisions. The final result from the study led to the use of bird-deterrent window markers authorised by the Audubon Culture, as nicely as other bird conservancy groups.

The Reflection cabins are the final result of the architects’ experimentations with prefabrication, with every device built up of two modules.

Images by Adrien Williams and Maxime Brouillet, courtesy of v2com.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in pictures from SCAD and can normally be observed seeking for classic wares, undertaking New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or transforming playlists on Spotify.

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