By : Etienne Bernier Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Single-Family Home : Silver Certification
Located on Lac St-Joseph, the residence comes to life next to a more traditional architecture. The delicate and discreet lines of the residence allow an harmonious integration in the site contexte. The black cladding of the large roof overhangs blends in with the vegetation and gives way to a glazed, floating, almost a transparent cube.
The slope implantation reveals a minimalist and intimate volume on the street side that suggests a small-scale residence. Like an opaque black box, the volume creates a mystery and arouses surprise as soon as one come into it. On the lake side, the residence reveals itself and opens up on two generously glazed levels. A large balcony surrounds two of the house's facades, and offers protected outdoor spaces at the garden level.
Inside, the living spaces are arranged in an open-plan layout and allow a natural movement from one room to another while maintaining the relationship with the outside.
The architectural concept is based on the use of contrasting black and white colors and offers a very minimalist look that honors the surrounding landscape.
Architect : Etienne Bernier Architecture