A Way of Modern Building That Respects Nature
Modern architecture creates a space which surely can ease our minds and create a peaceful environment. But on the other hand, so does nature. Mixing both of these things can be a wonderful experience. And that, is proved by this cabin.
This outstanding cabin is located in Sutton, Canada. The whole new construction is built on top of an already existing building. A local lumberman built the original building for storage purposes. Following this, YH2 Architecture created a birdhouse inspired outline, and even called the cabin La Colombière (french for Dovery).
In an attempt to preserve the surrounding nature, the footprint of the building remained untouched. This new phase was inspired by the natural growth of trees. The link of the tree/house to the soil remains the same while growing vertically and developing an aerial volume reminiscent of tree canopies. La Colombière is a refuge perched in the forest, reminding us of bird huts. By following such principles, the extension was done without any trees being cut or heavy machinery, which could have spoiled the natural environment offered by the forest.
The exterior material is dark cedar. This way, the cabin easily fits into the forest look. Another connection between the outside and the inside of the building was ensured by the openings: glass windows and doors, plus a terrace. This also brings in a lot of light into the cabin, making the inside space more open. Wooden ‘beams’ used to connect certain rooms give the whole space that special cabin touch.
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