Rabbit Snare GorgeArchitecture | 02 Jun 2016
A MODERN CABINE IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE
The story of this house is a story about family and memories. Lawrence MacIsaac recalls the property of his great grandparents, the lessons to snare rabbits and the small waterfall where his great-grandmother used to wash clothes. With the bad conditions of the ground, it was difficult to do anything with the land, so it was left to grow wild.
Before there was a place, there was an idea for a cabin in nature. Cape Breton, Canada, was the place chosen by Design Base 8 and Kevin Briody to build the house he had idealized. After working closely with the client, Design Base 8, a design collective based in New York, invited the architect Omar Gandhi to achieve the final design. The cabin Rabbit Snare Gorge is the result – a gently adapted gabled tower, with two major viewing platforms. The elevated position of the site where the cabin was built allows the inhabitants to have a privileged view of the entire surroundings. The landscape of the Rabbit Snare Gorge is defined by the steep slope of Cape Breton islands, the Acadian forest and the rocky cliffs of the Northumberland Strait.
It is the perfect getaway for those who spend their lives in the stress of big cities.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: OMAR GANDHI ARCHITECT INC.