Gloomy, ominous and mysterious. These are a few of the words that spring to mind when viewing images of the Mask House.
Envisioned by WOJR, the secluded cabin has been conceptualized as a space of refuge and contemplation. A place of seclusion, peace and tranquillity that “removes one from the world of the everyday”.
Measuring just 55sqm the retreat is raised on stilts and hides amongst tall trees. Adding to its mysteriousness is a large slatted wall that appears as one approaches the cabin via a long narrow walkway. After crossing the initial threshold of the cabin’s ‘mask’, visitors are welcomed into a timber-lined, open-plan living space. The space is minimal but punctuated by a central suspended fireplace that warms the whole place in winter. Expansive glazing capitalizes on the lake views and the roof is designed as a terrace to further enhance the experience of feeling like you are among the trees and a part of nature. In contrast, the sleeping nook is lined in a dark, felt material that provides a cave-like refuge for the occupant. The one light source seeping into the sleeping space is from a circular skylight where only views to night sky are permitted.
Despite its dark clad exterior, the sequence of rooms instill a sanctuary-like and calming atmosphere. This beautiful yet mysterious cabin would be the perfect spot to runaway to.