Project: La Chasse-Galerie Home
Architects: Thellend Fortin Architectes
Location: Montreal, Canada
Photographs by: Olivier Samson Arcand
La Chasse-Galerie Home by Thellend Fortin Architectes
Thellend Fortin Architectes have designed a gorgeous home blessed by sunlight surrounded by a breathtaking wooded area in the Laurentian forest just outside of Montreal, Canada.
The La Chasse-Galerie home’s most characterizing feature is its wooden lining both on the inside and the outside. This local wood feature is combined with large floor-to-ceiling windows giving this home an impeccable connection to its natural surroundings.
The design of this residence was principally driven by the desire to bring it in harmony with its environs. Located on a plateau in the heart of the Laurentian forest, the house benefits from natural light despite its north-facing aspect and its inverse orientation to the lake.
The refined slender volume of the house as well as the open circulation areas over two levels ensure that the entire expanse of the interior benefits from abundant natural light.
Spatially, the interior was designed around a large black ribbon that frames the topography and key features of the site, including the
Precambrian rocks uphill and the lake below. The plan was developed to incorporate generous window openings and to imbue the living spaces with the same natural textures, including the mineral-inspired concrete floor and the eastern white cedar laths on the ceiling.
With nature present at the very heart of the project, the spaces transform in accordance with the seasons.