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Mirrored Cabin Reflects Landscape as it Materializes In and Out of View

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The Lookout by Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler is situated in a glen within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Ballock, Scotland and was created for and in conjunction with the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative. The mirrored façade is created by reflective Stainless Steel sheets laminated onto 12mm Birch plywood which creates an almost time warping visual.

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The Lookout is part of Angus and Daniel’s Advanced Architectural Design Thesis for the Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland and the pair designed and built the cabin by hand. It took them two months and the final result is pretty amazing.

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The Lookout is a 2440×2440 cube with one corner removed to create an L shape that exposed the solid timber interiors – one side designed for standing and one designed for sitting.

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Depending on which side the cabin is approached from; the façade is either a ghostly reflection of its surroundings or an inviting shelter.

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The Lookout is a beautiful oasis in the middle of an incredible setting.

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From a distance is barely visible, looking more like an optical illusion then a real building.

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The construction of the Lookout is simple to keep the costs down but the final result is anything but simple.

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The setting for the Lookout is about as picturesque as you can get.

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Now you see it, now you don’t

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via Archi Expo
Images by Ross Campbell and Daniel Tyler

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