_naturehumaine designed a house in Montreal’s suburb Sorel, that stands out from its surrounds. The Canadian based architects were faced with the challenge of designing a contemporary single-family home in the middle of a neighbourhood full of Victorian-inspired houses.
The client purchased a vacant lot in Sorel, a suburb of Montreal, to be close to her family. She imagined a house that would stand out from its surroundings.
_naturehumaine created the form of the house by offsetting two rectangular bars in plan, bridging over them with a gable roof and chamfering the corners. This approach created both dynamic angular perspectives, and intimate covered exterior spaces such as the front entry, and a screened-in porch.
The 1200 square feet footprint was used on a generous sized side, without disturbing any of the existing trees. The house was positioned perpendicular to the road to create a semi-private wooden garden on the north side of the house.
Inside, southern light is brought in by two large skylights, positioned in the center of house. An angular yellow volume divides the two skylights, warming the light, and creating visual interest.
*All images and information courtesy of _naturehumaine.