Dans l’Escarpement in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré

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Dans l’Escarpement in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Quebec

Contemporary Real Estate Development in Canada – design by yh2

Mar 17, 2019

Residence Dans l’Escarpement

Design: Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes, yh2

Location: Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Quebec, Canada

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

This light-filled house, an hour and a half from Montreal, is literally hanging from a cliff as its name, Residence Dans l’Escarpement, implies in French. It is located on land pertaining to an estate started over a hundred years ago and known for its remarkable landscapes and pristine lakes.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

In spite of this highly desirable location, this particular piece of land had never been built due to its steep cliff. The clients commissioned the architects to design their house in such a way that it would blend in the hill and cause as little disruption as possible to its surroundings.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

To keep the house’s imprint on the ground to a minimum, the architects designed the house around two concrete “boxes”, the first one, vertical, and the second one, horizontal. A totally glassed-in volume was anchored to both. The main entrance and the owners’ private suite are on the upper level of the 3-storey volume. One level down, one finds a small office/library area, adjacent to the kitchen dining area. The lowest level of this vertical “box” features a sauna/spa facility.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

The one-level horizontal “box” was set a few meters away from the first volume. Planned as guest accommodation, it gives direct access to the forest floor and connects to the sauna/spa area from the outside. The intermediate level is the true heart of this house with its windowed walls opening up to the surrounding forest. The living dining area expands outdoors with a terrace built on the roof of the guests’ suite.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

The prevailing material used inside is mahogany, selected for its enduring qualities and for its rich hues. In the living dining area, floors, ceilings, beams, window frames and kitchen cabinets are all finished with this rich dark wood recalling the trees just beyond. With light constantly shifting, interiors and exteriors seem to mesh. Keeping within the same color palette, Corten steel was introduced for the fireplace and for outdoor sheathing. Exposed concrete was used extensively on exterior walls; symbolically, it refers to the huge boulders, which are characteristic of the territory.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Access to the house is walking down a metallic gangway stretching from a concrete garage near the parking area. As one progresses on the light bridge structure, particularly on a misty day, there is a sensation of going towards a tree house floating in mid-air.

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Dans l’Escarpement, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré – Building Information

Architects: yh2 architecture
Location: Domaine Valdurn, Saint-Faustin-Du-Lac-Carré, Canada
Area: 3,230 sq ft
Construction period: 2015–2017
yh2 Design Team: Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis, Karl Choquette, Etienne Sédillot
Client : Alain Bélanger
Contractor: Sébastien Turcot

Dans LEscarpement in Saint Faustin Lac Carre Quebec

Photography: Maxime Brouillet

Dans l’Escarpement in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré information / images received 170319 from v2com newswire

Location: Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Quebec, Canada




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