We could use a cabin

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A Lake Cottage in Bolsover, Ontario, Canada by UUfie / photographed by Naho Kubota.

Words from the architects:

Lake Cottage is a reinterpretation of living in a tree house where nature is an integral part of the building. In a forest of birch and spruce trees along the Kawartha Lakes, the cottage is designed as a two storey, multi-uses space for a large family. The structure, composed of a 7m high A-frame pitch roof covered in black steel and charred cedar siding. A deep cut in the building volume creates a cantilever overhang for a protected outdoor terrace with mirrors to further give the illusion of the building containing the forest inside.

Fourteen openings in the main living space reveal both inhabited spaces, skies and trees. The abstract nature of the interior spaces allows the imagination to flow, and those spaces that could be identified as a domestic interior can suddenly become play spaces. A solid timber staircase leads to a loft which gives the feeling of ascending into tree canopies as sunlight softy falls on a wall covered in shingles stained in light blue.

Using local materials and traditional construction methods, the cottage incorporated sustainable principles. The black wood cladding of the exterior is a technique of charring cedar that acts as a natural agent against termite and fire. Thick walls and roof provide high insulation value, a central wood hearth provides heat, deep recessed windows and operable skylights provide ventilation and diffused natural light.

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We detail

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‘Wood and the Dog’ – a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante

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We grow trees

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The Treehouse at Loch Goil, Scotland, as part of the 5-star hotel and popular wedding location ‘The Lodge’ / photographed by Craig & Eva Sanders

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Tin Hat Hut

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Tin Hat Mountain Hut along the Sunshine Coast Trail in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.

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We woke up with a view

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Traditional Winter residence in the Alps / holiday greetings to all our followers around the world… :)

We unwind

michal szipchal on flickr cabin in the mountain with view architecture landscape nature photographer  ramshackle ski lift rock cliff A ramshackle ski lift perches on the edge of a rock face, 5,000m above sea level. To the left, a ski run snakes into the valley. But where is the snow? "It was the world's highest ski resort," explains the British photographer Nick Ballon, "but because of global warming, it is now just bedrock."<br />For 18,000 years, Chacaltaya mountain, near Le Paz, Bolivia, was home to a vast glacier all year round. From the 1930s, it also became home to a small, fashionable ski resort, attracting an elite crowd of European alpinists who coveted its high-altitude status and jaw-dropping scenery.<br />"My father, who is Bolivian, would tell me how in the 1960s he used to travel up here from Le Paz and ski with his friends," adds Ballon. But over the past 10 years, the glacier has melted away to nothing. And with no glacier, an entire close-knit community lost their livelihoods.<br />"All that's left now is a derelict old ski lift. It makes a stunning picture, but when I felt all this bare, flaky, soft rock under my feet, it felt as though a mountain had been destroyed.

A ramshackle ski lift perches on the edge of a rock face, 5,000m above sea level. To the left, a ski run snakes into the valley. But where is the snow? “It was the world’s highest ski resort,” explains the British photographer Nick Ballon, “but because of global warming, it is now just bedrock.”
For 18,000 years, Chacaltaya mountain, near Le Paz, Bolivia, was home to a vast glacier all year round. From the 1930s, it also became home to a small, fashionable ski resort, attracting an elite crowd of European alpinists who coveted its high-altitude status and jaw-dropping scenery.
“My father, who is Bolivian, would tell me how in the 1960s he used to travel up here from Le Paz and ski with his friends,” adds Ballon. But over the past 10 years, the glacier has melted away to nothing. And with no glacier, an entire close-knit community lost their livelihoods.
“All that’s left now is a derelict old ski lift. It makes a stunning picture, but when I felt all this bare, flaky, soft rock under my feet, it felt as though a mountain had been destroyed.”

Chacaltaya mountain, near Le Paz, Bolivia. A ramshackle ski lift perches on the edge of a rock face, 5,000m above sea level – once the world’s highest sky resort but due to global warming now merely bedrock / photographed by Nick Ballon

Solitude

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Cottage on an island near Nora, Sweden. Submitted by Jonas Loiske.

Cottage on an island near Nora, Sweden / photographed by Jonas Loiske.