A Modern Stealth Cabin in Bracebridge, Ontario by Superkül Architect | Adorable Small House Design
A small, modern cabin in Bracebridge, Ontario. Photos by Shai Gil. Designed by Superkül Architect.
Sited on a lake near Bracebridge, this small-footprint family cottage was designed with a sustainability agenda at the forefront; it was important that the building integrate with its natural surroundings while minimizing environmental impact. As a solution to the clients’ desires for both a traditional log cabin and a modern weekend home, the design addresses the competing objectives through a cleanly sculptural form rendered completely in cedar.
The potential relentlessness of this material continuity is avoided by the imaginative deployment of cedar in a variety of applications, referencing the abundance of trees on site. Taking cues from its surroundings, the building takes its shape from an overturned boat found on the property, with the faceting of the cabin’s walls echoing the rise and fall of the site’s topography. Cedar cladding traces the form of the building from outside in, up the walls and into the origami-like angular folds of the roof, which rise and fall to create a dramatic, light-filled space. Cedar shakes on the south façade break up the monotony, providing textural and tonal
More info https://superkul.ca/projects/stealth-cabin-2/
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