“Amidst a sea of Victorian-inspired houses” in suburban Sorel, Quebec, architects _naturehumaine have built a contemporary single-family home that stands out.
Details (from the architect): The form of the house was created by offsetting two rectangular bars in plan, bridging over them with a gable roof and chamfering the corners.
These chamfered cuts in the roof both create dynamic angular perspectives and create intimate covered exterior spaces such as the front entry and the screened-in porch.
A small footprint of 1200 sqft was used on a generous sized site, leaving the existing trees undisturbed.
The house was oriented perpendicular to the road, creating a semi-private wooded garden on the north side of the house.
Southern light is brought in by two majestic skylights positioned at the center of the house.
An angular yellow volume dividing the two skylights both warms the light, and diverts its direction.
Project data: Type:Â Single family home | Intervention:Â New Construction | Location: Sorel, Quebec, Canada | Area: 2100 sqft | Completion Date:Â 2013
Source: Photos byÂ Adrien Williams.