Kanata Cabin / Atelier l’Abri
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Atelier L’Abri presents Kanata Cabin, a silver-clad home distinguished by its simplicity and class amidst the forested hills of the Canadian Laurentians.
Born from the shopper’s want to construct a pet-friendly rental cottage in Mont Tremblant, this tiny dwelling marries performance and minimalism inside an ultra-compact constructing footprint. Affectionately named ‘La Area of interest’ by its homeowners, the dwelling’s considerably naive shapes evoke the picture of a doghouse within the panorama.
Housing a modest 650ft² inside its square-shaped plan, the single-bedroom cottage features a screened porch, an environment friendly residing and kitchen area, and an exterior sizzling tub. Aesthetically, the cabin expresses simplicity via its vernacular gable-shaped roof and a particular arched doorway that immediately frames sights of the Boreal Forest. Whereas spatially small, the cottage’s excessive cathedral ceiling, naturally lit residing areas, and sweeping views of the environment lend to its feeling of grandeur. Silver-colored wooden cladding, interrupted by vertical baguettes, wraps across the constructing’s minimally adorned exterior. Over time, the wooden planks will slowly climate, permitting the home to mix in with the deciduous bushes and reinforcing its harmonious relationship with its setting.
Formally, the constructing’s quantity is a nod to the pet-friendly nature of the rental cottage. This humble but playful gesture continues within the inside particulars of the home. An built-in small arched nook within the kitchen island cabinetry supplies a comfy area for each guests and their pets to take pleasure in their getaway.
Whereas realized on an inexpensive finances, the small construction’s exterior partitions are constructed utilizing 2×8 studs to realize efficiency ranges increased than commonplace constructions. This framing element allows using bio-sourced recycled cellulose fiber as the first insulation materials, lowering the constructing’s carbon footprint. Lastly, the tiny home is constructed on a structural slab, lowering prices, development time, supplies, concrete quantity, and general carbon footprint. These cost-effective options to advertise higher practices within the constructed setting are integral to Atelier L’Abri’s method and ongoing dedication to exploring available methods to assemble extra sustainable buildings.
With its hyper-optimized plan, architectural simplicity, and refined inside particulars, the Kanata Cabin challenge provides a really distinctive expertise that seamlessly integrates with the setting and caters to its various customers. The challenge is a part of the Kanata Tremblant web site, a 3,000-acre property within the coronary heart of nature. Guests to the cabin can use it as a base camp to discover the Mont Tremblant area, uncover its picturesque landscapes, interact in out of doors actions, and benefit from the vibrant native tradition.