Bold and beautifully displaying a sleekwoodenfacade, thisvolumetrichome in the forest speaks about the need to be in permanentcontact with green surroundings. Delicately lined with blackdesign elements and window frames, the home known as La Chasse-Galerie benefits frombrightnaturallight, fresh forest air and a spaciouscollection of interiors imagined by Thellend Fortin Architectes.
This modern home in the forest was built in Montreal, Canada and as you scroll through the photos, you will see what the architects mean when they say: “The design of this residence was principally driven by the desire to bring it in harmony with its environs. Located on a plateau in the heart of the Laurentian forest, the house benefits from natural light despite its north-facing aspect and its inverse orientation to the lake. The refined slender volume of the house as well as the open circulation areas over two levels ensure that the entire expanse of the interior benefits from abundant natural light.”
“Spatially, the interior was designed around a large black ribbon that frames the topography and key features of the site, including the Precambrian rocks uphill and the lake below. The plan was developed to incorporate generous window openings and to imbue the livingspaces with the same natural textures, including the mineral-inspired concretefloor and the eastern white cedar laths on the ceiling. With naturepresent at the very heart of the project, the spaces transform in accordance with the seasons.”
Thanks to photographs by Olivier Samson Arcand of OSA Images, we can enjoy glimpses into the modern design that made this home rise with pride. You might even remember the Prince Philip Residence and become curious to see how a modern cityoasis in Montreal looks like.
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