The Leckie Studio architecture firm and the Aruliden design agency have designed a series of mirror booths. Designed for a project called Arcana, they are intended to be built on Toronto’s naturally wooded land as a wellness retreat to offer visitors a way to forget about urban life and spend some time in nature’s lap. The cabins with their reflective external walls integrate perfectly with the surrounding environment.
Each 275 square foot cabin is clad in reflective polished stainless steel and is virtually invisible to the surrounding deciduous forest. The coating is designed with a slightly distorted reflection to avoid collisions with wayward birds. On the other hand, the pine-clad interiors keep the space comfortable and inviting.
The cabin has a cozy bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchen, a bathroom with a rain shower, and many other amenities. Guests can also enjoy a custom-built fire pit with a grill located on the private deck, or soak in the onboard sauna for complete relaxation. There is electricity and running water in the cabins, but the designers have also created an off-grid version.
Arcana guests will be offered hiking trails around the huts, foraging expeditions, and guided forest baths. It will provide a unique experience that will reconnect and reintegrate visitors with the wilderness and invite them to rediscover nature’s restorative powers.