Kariuok Architects have designed a modern cabin in Quebec, Canada, that’s elevated to be located within the treetops.
Local zoning rules required a 100-foot (30-metre) setback from the lake, while a cliff face at the 100-foot mark was incorporated into the design, removing the need to blast the rock.
To minimize harm to the hillside and forest, a zoning variance was obtained by the architects to allow the front of the cabin to hover above, rather than sit on, the 100-foot (30-metre) mark.
The cabin, which was milled offsite and then hoisted into place, has been built with suitably-sourced CLT panels and glulam beams.
By having the cabin elevated, it catches more breezes and has excellent cross-ventilation.
The cabin is also solar-powered, and heat is provided by a high-efficiency “green carbon” wood stove that can be found in the living room.
The interior of the cabin is lined with wood, however, the black-framed windows, which travel the length of the cabin, provide views of the surrounding area.
A pop of color was added with the inclusion of a bright blue kitchen.