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Wooden Wing, Quebec, Canada

Wednesday 07 Feb 2018
 

YH2 create a sharp design in Quebec

 
Wooden Wing by YH2 Architecture in Quebec, Canada
YH2 
 
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White cedar, polished concrete, black aluminum and clear glass combine in this lakeside retreat 

 The Wooden Wing is a large cottage on the shores of Lac Supérieur, in Quebec’s Laurentians in Canada. The building has been designed by YH2, an architectural firm founded in 1994 by architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis.

 The house is perched on a sizeable outcrop of granite bedrock, giving it a commanding yet intimate view of the lake and Mont Tremblant, on the other side. 

The living spaces sit on a large, semi-polished concrete slab raised slightly above the natural outcrop, putting the house in close contact with its natural surroundings, from which it is separated by distinctive clear glass walls.

A white cedar roof – the wooden wing – boast ample eaves overhanging the glassed-in volume, protecting the living spaces from excessive direct sunlight and providing shelter for outdoor sitting areas, which extend the interior rooms organically.

Perpendicular to the wooden wing, a nearly opaque two-story volume holds the house’s service areas and bedrooms.

The house plays on the duality of openness and opacity, day spaces and night spaces. The use of a limited palette of materials – white cedar, polished concrete, black aluminum and clear glass – both inside and out helps erase the boundaries between architecture and nature. [Source V2com]

Nick Myall
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YH2 Architecture

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