In Southern Canada in the Ontario region stands this small cottage designed by Irene Chan Gardpoit and Eiri Ota, of Uufie. Working with volume and texture this cottage appears lost in a forest of pine and birch by cleverly disrupting appearances, playing with refection, depths and transparencies to create a home that plays on illusions - Magic one could say.
This home gives new meaning to 'bringing the outdoors in' - the walls, floor and ceiling are clad with birch plywood in shades of pale pink (I'm blushing already) with a raw tree trunk to form the stair structure. The exterior counteracts the soft interior with the outer coating composed of charred cedar boards on the walls and a dark intense steel roof has been used to mimic the color of the tree trunks.
Photos : Naho Kubota