Project size: 2,800 square feet
Program: The house was designed as a secondary residence for two clients who oscillate between the cities of Montreal and Magog. They desired an open living area so that they could prepare meals in direct relation to nature and the lake.
Location: Magog, on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, in southeastern Quebec province.
Solution: Inspired by the vastness of its natural surroundings, the house was built with openness in mind, and features minimal physical boundaries. Warm and simple materials were chosen to create the desired family atmosphere.
Construction and materials: The exterior’s local hemlock wood is left natural, and will gain a gray patina over time, slowly blending in with the natural environment. Local materials such as the reclaimed barn boards used for built-in furniture and the central staircase provide a direct link to the region’s rural buildings. The recycled polished stone floor extends over the entire ground level, acting as thermal mass.
Completion date: 2016
Gross square footage: 2,800 square feet
Total project cost: Withheld
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Partner in charge, registered architect
Jean Marc Dugré, structural engineer
Lighting: Lambert et Fils
Mostly a wood frame construction, but parts of the house are framed with poured in place concrete and steel for the cantilevered sections
Metal panels: Black painted 4mm steel pannels, glued and snapped in place
Wood: Eastern white cedar, rough sawn and installed in lenghts of 48", all 4 sides of the house
Moisture barrier: Typical blueskin membranes integrated into exterior wall compositions
Curtain wall: Main glass sliding doors onto terrace by fableta
Elastomeric: 2 ply bituminous membrane by Soprema
Metal frame: Aluminum window frame, black anodized, by Fabalta
Interior ambient lighting: Lambert&Fils