Sure thing I’ve seen a lot of unique houses, but I’ve never seen anything like this. What a brilliant idea!
They give a whole new meaning to blending in with nature.
When you design a structure, may it be a home, office, or building, you need passion and inspiration. One must be in tune with their inner artist for one to create a masterpiece such as the Arcana.
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives found one of the most beautiful escapes you can find in the modern world.
The Arcana cabins were designed by Leckie Studio and Aruliden. Their mirrored exteriors cause them to blend in perfectly with the surrounding forest, which creates a unique, camouflaged appearance. The cabins also provide visitors with unobstructed views of the forest.
The Arcana cabin is located about two hours northwest of Toronto, Canada. The home resides in naturally forested land that is absolutely gorgeous and plentiful. However, the owners of the home do not disclose the exact location of the cabin until someone books their stay and has plans to make it out to the forested part of Canada.
The 275-square-foot buildings are designed to be almost invisible in the deciduous forest, allowing guests to feel as close to nature as possible.
The metal cladding will offer a slightly distorted reflection to prevent birds from being hurt by accidentally flying into it.
“As a brand that’s rooted in respecting the power and beauty of nature, it’s been a priority to design our structures so that they aren’t a hazard to birds and other creatures that reside in Arcana’s habitat,” Leckie Studio and Aruliden told Dezeen.
“It’s difficult to distinguish in the artist renderings, but the reflective cladding is an imperfect mirrored surface, which is naturally a deterrent to birds.”
“Additionally, we are applying film to all reflective surfaces that is unnoticeable to the human eye but can allow birds to identify the cabin as an object in the landscape,” they added.
The Arcana wrote on Instagram:
“A change of scenery could do you good. You may enjoy taking a different route to a familiar destination or switching up your weekend hiking trail, but have you ever stopped to think about why? A recent study by @nyuniversity and @univmiami found that something as simple as introducing variety into our daily routines can increase our sense of well-being…
“The hippocampus – the part of the brain that is involved in spatial navigation and memory formation – is sensitive to the novelty of spatial environments. Our striatum helps us evaluate our environment and processes rewards. The activity in these areas of the brain is more synchronized in people who explore new things, therefore resulting in an elevated mood.”
The cabins will have electricity and running water, but the designers have created an off-grid version that they could build in more remote locations in the future.
“To ease the transition from the hinterland to the heartland, we’ve designed them with basic luxuries, such as electricity and running water,” said Leckie Studio and Aruliden.
“There’s a contemporary kitchen, a custom-built fire pit with grill situated on the private deck for all-weather alfresco cooking, and a private bathroom with a rainfall showerhead, and a carefully curated selection of amenities supplied from Sangre de Fruta.”
Guests will be able to access the cabins with a contactless check-in, and the site will include facilities such as a sauna.
Tours of the 15 kilometers of wooded hiking trails around the cabins will be available, including foraging expeditions and guided forest bathing. Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a Japanese health practice that combines mindfulness and walking amongst trees.
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