Situated in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada, a pair of identical cabins, created as holiday rentals by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes, can be discovered among the trees. The Reflection – Mirror Cabins reside on flat land in close proximity to a person of Québec’s most popular ski resorts, Massif Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. Somewhat than concentrating on surrounding sights, they alternatively chose to stimulate attendees to soak in character all over them. How these cabins vary from most are the reflective glass partitions that make them virtually disappear into the trees.
Even though the cabins are close (approx. 50 meters apart), they’re positioned back-to-again to assure visitor privateness. On the extensive sides that never facial area each individual other, the overall expanse of the walls features mirrored windows that float ground-to-ceiling. Darkened wooden slats clad the other three sides and frame the glass partitions, making the units come to feel fully immersed in mother nature primarily with the trees reflecting back.
The entrances to each cabin are on one particular conclude with the exterior wall pushed in letting the doorway to be safeguarded from the inclement weather.
The inside carries on elements from the exterior, the dark wooden framing to be exact. The pine ceilings and light concrete floors offer the great contrasts to the black facts.
Each individual cabin is intended with a merged kitchen and residing house, along with two bedrooms and a toilet.
With home windows on all 4 sides, the interiors really feel substantially bigger and linked to the surroundings.
The architects paid out close attention to the mirror remedy on the home windows to stop chicken collisions. The outcome from the exploration led to the use of bird-deterrent window markers authorized by the Audubon Culture, as well as other chicken conservancy groups.
The Reflection cabins are the final result of the architects’ experimentations with prefabrication, with every device made up of two modules.
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