By : atelier schwimmer
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Cottage & Country House : Gold Winner
Categories : Special Award / Wood featured in architecture : Platinum Winner
The Black Cabin sits under a canopy of trees on the shore of Lake Brome . Its sober architecture, taking up the archetype of the « house » blends perfectly with the green and wooded panorama. A breach made in its structure offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Owned by two brothers, this second home serves as a resting place and meeting space for their families and friends. Its layout is an invitation to physical activity and exploration of the environment. The pathway to the house slowly leads to an architectural ensemble whose uniqueness is due to its colour - black - and its pure forms. Up close, we see that the volume of the building has undergone "punches" forming a loggia at the entrance and a covered terrace at the rear. This mutation results in the change of colour of the wood coating. Overall, it is made of charred larch, using an ancient Japanese technique, contrasting with natural oiled larch for the « punches ». The concept of the passive house participates in the genesis of this habitat. Its volume, positioning, materiality and insulation ensure maximum energy efficiency. Splitting the house in two a « canyon » opens a "visual corridor" to the outside while dividing the residence into two parts, each occupied by a family. This interstice in the center of the house accommodates the staircase, the "bridge" and the living room.
Other : atelier schwimmer
Engineering : groupe agc