Montreal based architecture firm _naturehumaine has completed a small residence located in Québec, Canada. Contemporary stacked volumes and plenty of natural light create an open and airy interior space, overlooking the landscape. Wood cladding and pops of colours add a youthful element without overpowering the rest of the space.
In the Rimouski region, close to the Bic National Park, the clients own of a small house located on the heights of the village that they wish to extend while retaining a trace of its presence. Their new needs lead to completely transform and enlarge the original house.
Two volumes of wood and steel are juxtaposed in an L shape to the existing volume coated in brick, now containing the entry, office space and living room. The two new volumes host the kitchen and dining room on the ground floor and the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor. The two new overlapping boxes protrude towards the edge of the forest allowing to insert a new terrace overlooking the garden.
Double height volumes flooded with natural light are thus defined at the junction of the three boxes. Organizing the inner space, they delineate picture frames onto the surrounding landscape. A colour palette composed of gray, black and blue juxtaposed to cedar wood corridors create a visual and geometric continuity within the living spaces.
Type: Single family house
Intervention: Transformation – Extension
Location: Le Bic – Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Area: 3860 sqft
Completion Date: 2015
Photo credit: Adrien Williams
*All images and information courtesy of _naturehumaine.