Pine Lake Cottage
Pine Lake Cottage emphasizes affordability with an eye for efficiency. Emerging from the teardown of the previous residence, this cottage was built entirely on the pre-existing foundation. In addition to being a cost-effective solution, this strategy also minimized the building’s impact on the natural environment.
The offset spaces that characterize the design add depth to the simple massing, where layers of light and shadow define the façade. The spaces are further conveyed through material selection, giving a unique quality to this modern dwelling. A contrasting material palette of light and dark emerges from the visual language found within the biodiversity of the wider forest, engaging the neighbouring birch and pine trees.