Positioned near Bracebridge in Ontario, Canada, the Stealth Cabin was created by Superkul to be both a low cost and low environmental impact house and they accomplished this by focusing on local components and neighborhood carpenters. Cedar was used throughout the property, each inside and out whilst large wood frame windows and doors overlook the lake to the south. A long cedar deck follows the length of the property in the back whilst a big cedar roof overhang frames the entry area. The cedar has been left untreated, and as the climate dries and bleaches it, the cedar is taking on a silvery grey shade comparable to the boulders inside the landscape permitting the property to harmonize with its all-natural surroundings. Using both shakes and siding, the architect has designed a monochromatic scheme of textural variations that is then enhanced by the massive expanses of glass and the screened sunroom.
The front of the residence is kept private with the exception of the sunroom. Right here, horizontal cedar planks clad the façade, wrapping up and along the underside of the extended roofline. Cedar 1×1 shade strips surrounding the sunroom windows continue the horizontal lines even though two tiny walls produce verticality that is repeated within the surrounding trees. The two small walls also generate a organic frame to hold the home’;s supply of firewood.
To allow for all-natural drainage from rain water run off, the architects chose to implement a gravel walkway rather then use concrete pavers or wood chips. Pavers do not supply drainage, and wood chips can lead a forest fire proper to the front door.
Upon entering the residence a little foyer leads either correct to the private zone of the residence or left to the public zone. Each zone is clad in knotty cedar siding and the public zone attributes a double volume height total with skylights and fans to circulate air throughout the summer season months.
The kitchen is a study of grey and white as a contrast to the warmer cedar tones. Even the bar stools are grey and white.
The window seat subsequent to the kitchen can convert into an additional bed if needed, but otherwise it tends to make an great spot to kick back and loosen up.
The dining region is proper subsequent to the kitchen and attributes a spectacular reclaimed tabletop on a polished chrome base. The 6 green chairs bring a blast of colour into the interior although maintaining to the organic colours inside the forest and lake views. A painting in the kitchen area picks up on the identical shade of green featured in the chairs.
The social zone is developed by way of an open floor strategy that begins with the kitchen and follows consecutively to the dining location, living area and lastly the sunroom. Although the kitchen is light grey and white, the living zone is much darker with its slate grey and black colour scheme. Even the supporting column within the window wall is a matte black. Above the windows a series of spotlights are pointed upward to create a flood of ambient lighting whilst on the other side the wall spots point down, generating job lighting.
The tiny footprint of the household cottage was particularly developed to integrate with the forest and lake beyond and even the style aesthetics inside the residence have managed to do just that. The greens of the chairs practically bring the greens of the forest inside although the dark shades used in the living space continue the deep shadows of the forest. It is a singular colour story, which delivers a feeling of being within the forest rather then within a house.
The sunroom delivers a bright, warm and cozy location to hang out throughout the chilly Ontario winter season and the cedar slats running horizontally in front of the windows means that the space stays comfy even for the duration of the heat of the summer.
The customers initially couldn’;t agree on whether they wanted a log cabin or a modern residence and Superkul architects managed to give them the very best of each.