Lake Joseph Cottage / VFA Architecture + Design

Lake Joseph Cottage / VFA Architecture + Design

Project: Lake Joseph Cottage
Architects: VFA Architecture + Design
Structural Engineer: Blackwell
Mechanical Engineer: HVAC Elite
Construction Management: Mazenga Building Group
Location: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Year of Completion: 2017
Photography: Cindy Blazevic (summer), Scott Norsworthy (winter),

Responsive to both site conditions and programmatic needs, the Lake Joseph cottage was an exercise in finding an alternative to the “bigger is better” trend that is currently dominating cottage design. The resulting form – a series of low-slung volumes deeply embedded into the landscape – provides all the needs and comforts of all-season, 21st century living while honouring and respecting Muskoka’s cultural and natural landscape.

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