Remote holiday retreat in Ontario forest with large glass walls offering picturesque views into a wooded hillside. This relaxing place designed by award-winning architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson architects. Read more and get inspired!
BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
The project designed by the famous Bohlin Cywinski Jackson firm well known by the elegant and humane design. Furthermore, they made many well-known projects, from modest houses to large academic, civic, cultural, commercial, and corporate buildings. In addition, the newest Bohlin Cywinski Jackson project: remote holiday retreat, built in association with its affiliate studio in Canada, Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects.
The team said:
Recalling childhd adventures exploring the surrounding lakes and forest, the clients wished to share this unique place with others by creating a place of reprieve to be rented to vacationing families
REMOTE HOLIDAY RETREAT
The Bear Stand situated a three-hour drive northeast of Toronto, on a remote wooded site along the shores of Contau Lake. Additionally, the 3,425-square-foot (318-square-metre) dwelling built as a vacation rental by clients who had a personal attachment to the area.
Lost in the middle of the forest into a hillside, the two-storey holiday home composed of rectilinear volumes wrapped in black fibre-cement panels, stained cedar and glass. Also, the cabin’s rhythmic facade aspire to “mimic the lines of the forest”. Exposed, glue-laminated Douglas fir beams support a vast roof that extends far beyond the exterior walls.
REMOTE HOLIDAY RETREAT SPACES
Primary living and dining spaces situated on the ground level, so they can open directly onto the landscape. As well, sleeping and bathing spaces on the second floor, providing sweeping views of the scenic terrain. Finally, there are relaxing spaces, such as a sauna, a Japanese-style ofuru soaking tub and a furnished screened-in porch.
Moreover, interior finishes include wire-brushed walnut flooring, handcrafted tiles and windows lined with fir. Additionally, benches and bar tops fabricated using wood reclaimed from a nearby barn. The team said:
This rich palette of materials lends a tactile softness to the building that blends seamlessly with the natural environment
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