La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

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La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

Rural Weekend Home Building Development in Quebec, Canada – design by YH2

20 Feb 2018

La Cornette House

Architects: YH2

Location: Township of Cleveland, Québec, Canada

La Cornette House

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photo © Francis Pelletier

Built on the slope of a small hill, La Cornette is a country house open to the pastoral landscape that surrounds it. Under a soaring roof resembling a nun’s cornet wimple is a roomy dwelling modelled on traditional Quebec houses of old that lodged large families and their relatives.

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Francis Pelletier

This house for celebrations and holidays, designed for two families, is set into the naturally uneven terrain in a way that brings each level into direct contact with the surrounding natural environment. It offers a resting place for all guests under its large gable in a series of bedrooms and unusual sleeping areas.

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Francis Pelletier

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
left photo © Francis Pelletier – right photo © Loukas Yiacouvakis

An out-scaled structure, like the agricultural buildings that surround it, the house is both traditional in its morphology and innovative in its use of materials. Shingled with raw fibre-cement panels on the walls and roof, it is a house beyond the domestic scale, simple and rot-proof, capable of standing the test of time.

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Loukas Yiacouvakis

The house is striated with bands of horizontal windows, giant louvers that cut the sun at its most powerful, with new points of view at each level. It is protected by its wimple from the hot summer sun and inundated with light in the winter, needing neither air-conditioning nor heating on sunny days.

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Loukas Yiacouvakis

The interior is in wood, painted or natural, in planks or panels, composed almost exclusively of made-to-measure furniture pieces:

from the refectory table for meals to the day table with hideaway television set;
from the large wraparound couch in the living room to the stainless-steel kitchen island;
from the balustrade bookshelf along the stairway to the wall night-lights made of aluminum panels with cut-outs of fireflies, fish, and frogs;
from wall-to-wall beds where people sleep foot-to-foot to overhanging bunk beds floating in the landscape

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Francis Pelletier

It is a playground for architects, children, and adults, a vacation colony lost in the countryside.

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photos © Loukas Yiacouvakis

La Cornette House, the Township of Cleveland – Building Information

Site: Township of Cleveland, Québec
Area: 3,000 square feet
Year of construction: 2008 / 2009 / 2010
yh2 design team: Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis
Project manager: yh2
Builder: Emmanuel Yiacouvakis

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photo © Loukas Yiacouvakis

Photography: Francis Pelletier and Loukas Yiacouvakis

La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland images / information recieved 200218

Location:Township of Cleveland, Québec, Canada ‘



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