Located on the shore of the Gate Lake in Harrington, Canada, on a slightly sloping piece of land, this chalet is situated on the edge of a cedar wood with majestic mature incline trunk trees. Although the footprint of this two-storey building is substantial, because the roof slope follows the landscape the impact of it site integration is minimal.
The entrance to the chalet is located on the superior level where access is gained via a big outdoor porch to the doorway. The inferior level, where the living spaces are located (living room, kitchen, dining room) is at the same plane of the ground nearby; allowing easy access to the land by many doors on the tree facades near the lake.
A large terrace next to the master bedroom offers the most cleared and spectacular view of the lake and a generous sunlit space for the occupants. The extremities of the two circulation axes that serve the interior spaces are wide open-glazed, offering a unique picture of the landscape.
The exterior finishes of the building are made from dressed stones and cedar cladding, natural materials and are site specific. The sloped roof is covered with zinc finish steel that partially turn towards the facades forming a protective case while still letting the beauty of the landscape enter the heart of the project.