Side approach to the screened area of a cabin with private courtyard concealed within earth mound.
Currently in design, Irth is a concept hotel and spa allowing patrons to connect to the surrounding landscape through ‘forest therapy’.
The concept includes a 12,000 sq. ft. main lodge with spa along with a series of 12 unique accommodation cabins, where each cabin architecturally integrates with the landscape.
The project is a collaboration with Design Agency and Sid Lee Architecture.
Prince Edward County, ON
Main lodge & spa 12,000 sq ft. + Cabins 400 sq. ft. each
Irth Landscape Hotel & Spa
Jonathan Kearns, Rick Sealey, Jon Davies
Design Agency and Sid Lee Architecture.
Hotel and Spa building view from across the meadow. (Sid Lee Architecture)
Rendering of cabin.
View of hotel located on the interface between forest and meadow; these suites have wide open views. (Sid Lee Architecture)
For a deeper connection to the land, guests of IRTH will be able to partake in activities like forest bathing.
A discussion with IRTH's owners and how the concept came to light.
Set in the bucolic landscape of Black River in Prince Edward County, Ontario, the Endymion Guesthouse is inspired by nature. It provides low energy costs and highly filtered fresh air to its inhabitants and responds to the environment, landscape and its occupant’s health much more sensitively than most traditionally built houses.