Lake Cottage with mirrored entrance by UUfie
This extension to a woodland home in Ontario by Canadian studio UUfie features charred cedar walls and a mirrored entrance.
Japanese architect Eiri Ota and Canadian architect Irene Gardpoit Chan of UUfie designed the small cabin, named Lake Cottage, to add large living and dining rooms to a family house beside the Kawartha Lakes.
The structure has a steeply pitched roof covered with black steel, while its two gabled ends are clad with cedar that has been charred to protect it from termites and fire.
The entrance sits within a sheltered recess that spans the front of the cabin. Mirrored panels cover the sides and ceiling of the space, intended to integrate the building with the forest by reflecting the surrounding trees.
A living room occupies a rectangular central space, while the dining room forms a link to the existing house.