By : la Shed architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Single-Family Home : Platinum Winner
On the west point of Havre Aubert Island, the southernmost of the Magdalen Islands, you will find Les Rochers, with its choppy profile that mirrors the cliffs surrounding the Islands. These two houses with their sculptural silhouettes open up on the maritime landscape and offer a graphic and embodied vision of the traditional gable roof typology. Playing with the geometry, the architects propose a contemporary reinterpretation by breaking the proportions and creating asymmetric forms, a playful nod to the vernacular architecture of the Islands, where the houses silhouette is thrown out of balance by the tambour, which is here perfectly integrated to the volumes. Retaining its natural colour, as it was originally on the Magdalen Islands, the cedar shingle covering the façades demonstrates delicate beauty and elegant simplicity; at the end of the day it becomes a clean, textured canvas where sunsets glisten. The interior architecture of the two residences is steeped in a seaside aesthetic. The lines are rich and delicate; they give the interiors depth and texture. The design is stylish but restrained. As with all of the firm’s projects, the custom design of the architectural elements and a precise and sensitive attention to detail help create a strong and coherent project. The views, the orientations, and the dynamics between the two houses guided the plan. With a 360-degree panorama, Les Rochers offers spectacular views that enrich the space and those who inhabit it.
Architect : la Shed architecture