Pine Lake Cottage
Perth, Ontario, Canada
The 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 surrounding natural environment.
The offset volumes that characterize the design add depth to the simple massing, where layers of light and shadow delineate the façade. The volumes are further articulated through material selection, giving a unique quality to this modern dwelling. A contrasting material pallette of light and dark emerges from the visual language found in the biodiversity of the surrounding forest, engaging the neighbouring birch and pine trees.