This prefab cottage by Kariouk Associates is situated on a private lake in a remote part of Ladysmith, Quebec, Canada. Almost all the interior walls are left unfinished, allowing them to age naturally, the floors however have been clear sealed for extra durability. The walls have either been whitewashed or tiled, as has the floor. With a more modern open plan design the views of the lake can permeate the interior zones via the large sections of glazings. Completely modern from concept to complete, the cottage pays homage to the original traditional building that had been in the owner’s family since the previous generation, ensuring the sentimentality of the location was not lost in the new more open plan translation.