La Cadrée Perchée
By : L'Empreinte Design Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 16th edition
Discipline : Architecture : Grand Winner
Categories : Special Award / Architecture + Wood : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / Architecture + Glass : Gold Certification
Categories : Residential Building / Cottage & Country House : Gold Certification
Categories : Residential Building / Prestige House : Gold Certification
Categories : Residential Building / Private House ≤ 2 000 pi2 (≤ 185 m2) : Platinum Winner
With La Cadrée Perchée, L’Empreinte Design Architecture offers a constant interaction with the outside thanks to a house that reflects light and frames a wild, rejuvenating and inspiring environment. Demonstration of symbiosis with nature, this achievement reflects the benefits of architecture on the well-being and mental health of users.
In the heart of a maple grove, in the mountains bordering Lac Franc in Morin-Heights, this house, which also serves as a workplace, allows you to benefit from the vital energy of nature on a daily basis.
ENRICH THE EXPERIENCE OF THE FOREST
With its abundant fenestration, La Cadrée Perchée allows you to savor the panorama of the site from one side and the other of the building. This is made up of several glass frames perched on the side of the mountain and facing the treetops. It gives the impression of leading to the top of the forest. Nature is put forward by the through view, but also with the materials, both exterior and interior, where wood is omnipresent as a finishing element.
To maximize transparency in the east-west orientation, the interior layout offers solutions such as a sofa recessed in a pit, a minimalist low-profile kitchen and storage units grouped in circulation islands. The simplicity of the whole highlights the wood and the landscape as the main components of the decor.
In order to vary the views of the wooded area, the house was set up on the slope of the land through different strata of trees. We sometimes feel like the king of the forest, sometimes its humble subject. The orientation also makes it possible to take advantage of moments such as sunrise and sunset.
A USEFUL FORM
In response to the need for light therapy, one of the design challenges was to maximize the contribution of the sun while avoiding overheating. The shape of La Cadrée Perchée was therefore inspired by the principle of a radiator, so as to increase the diffusion surface of its exterior walls and its multiple wooden frames. They absorb heat and reflect light, which gives the illusion of sunshine in the house.
PRIVATE OUTDOOR SPACE
The project bears witness to economical and artisanal solutions such as the ceiling entirely composed of mounting furs and the exterior cladding made of fence boards. It also suggests a functional and convivial space despite the restricted surface area. Among other things, the living room inspired by Japanese kotatsu allows a group to enjoy optimal comfort for an entire evening around a fire, a movie or dinner.
There are two terraces arranged in alcoves at the front and at the back of the residence. During the hot period, the climate of the building is tempered by solar control and natural ventilation without forgetting that the fauna and flora that surround it accentuate the feeling of living in the open air.
The raw appearance and relief of the openwork finish wood recall the woody character of maple bark. The warm and nuanced color is like its leaves. The concrete floors have been bleached to increase clarity and simplify the overall color composition.
This project is in line with the ecological philosophy of L’Empreinte Design Architecture since it preserves nature and pays homage to it with a delicate insertion and a minimalist design.
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