The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the architects built the new part using traditional construction techniques and timber of the same dimensions as the old structures. An elongated pitched roof made from a combination of corrugated steel, and translucent corrugated roofing panels, connects the three volumes and creates covered outdoor areas.
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The structure looks like its floating-the volumes were lifted off the ground and placed onto a cantilevered deck. This way the architects made sure the new building doesn’t disturb the pristine nature of the site. A court-like outdoor surface, covered by the roof, acts as a transitional space between the volumes, two of which are used as guest room and storage room. The main functions, including the living room with a fireplace, are housed in the new two-winged volume which opens up toward the water and offers stunning views of the lake.
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