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Sorel Residence by _naturehumaine

“Amidst a sea of Victorian-inspired houses” in suburban Sorel, Quebec, architects _naturehumaine have built a contemporary single-family home that stands out.

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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.

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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.

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A small footprint of 1200 sqft was used on a generous sized site, leaving the existing trees undisturbed.

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The house was oriented perpendicular to the road, creating a semi-private wooded garden on the north side of the house.

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Southern light is brought in by two majestic skylights positioned at the center of the house.

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An angular yellow volume dividing the two skylights both warms the light, and diverts its direction.

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Project data: Type: Single family home | Intervention: New Construction | Location: Sorel, Quebec, Canada | Area: 2100 sqft | Completion Date: 2013

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Source: Photos by Adrien Williams.

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