Wooden cottage surrounded by nature
Wooden cottage in Quebec. The boundaries between Architecture and Nature disappear

A large cottage on the shores of Lac Supérieur, in the Laurentiani of Quebec, designed by the architecture studio YH2. The house perched on the rock faces openings and opacity, day and night spaces where the boundaries between architecture and nature disappear

Studio YH2 creates a large cottage perched on a rocky granite that gives it a dominant but intimate view of the lake and Mont Tremblant, located across the shore

Glass and wood for a cottage

The living spaces are developed on a large sheet of semi-gloss concrete slightly above the natural spur, putting the house in close contact with its natural environment from which it is separated by transparent glass walls

Glass and wood for a cottage

The white cedar roof, which the designers call "a wing", boasts large gutters overlooking the glass volume, protecting the living spaces from excessive direct sunlight and providing shelter for the outdoor areas that project the inner rooms outwards

Glass and wood for a cottage

Perpendicular to the wooden wing, a two-storey volume houses the service areas and bedrooms of the house. The house thus plays on the duality of openness and opacity between day and night spaces

Glass and wood for a cottage

The use of a limited range of materials, including white cedar, polished concrete, black aluminium and clear glass, both inside and outside helps to eliminate the boundaries between architecture and nature

Glass and wood for a cottage

Through the large windows, the surrounding environment blends with the living spaces where it rediscovers the sharing of materials and chromaticity

Glass and wood for a cottage

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