Atelier Pierre Thibault builds slender Leblanc Residence on sandy Canadian coast

Traditional maritime construction and the harsh climate of Canada’s Atlantic coast influenced the architecture studio Atelier Pierre Thibault‘s design of this house, which is raised on pilotis above a sandy site. The Quebec City firm designed the low-slung Leblanc Residence for a rural plot that overlooks Canada’s Northumberland Strait. It is located in Grand-Barachois, a […]

Atelier Pierre Thibault turns Ottawa residence into minimal apartments

Quebec City architecture studio Atelier Pierre Thibault has added a slatted wooden terrace to the rear of a house in Ottawa, as part of its transformation into two apartments. Atelier Pierre Thibault overhauled an existing house in New Edinburgh, a quiet area just north of the city centre, into a pair of two-storey apartments stacked […]

StudioAC inserts wooden staircase and bedroom boxes into 140-year-old Toronto home

A pair of “floating” timber-clad bedrooms and a wooden staircase now feature in this Victorian-era residence in Toronto, renovated by local firm StudioAC. Beaconsfield Residence is a property built in the late 1880s in Toronto’s Queen West and Little Portugal area. StudioAC‘s renovation involved preserving the heritage-listed facade and completely overhauling the interior. The studio […]

Pelletier de Fontenay draws on local barns for Hatley House in Canada

Montreal studio Pelletier de Fontenay has included a plywood-lined meditation room in one of the three gabled volumes that form this home in Hatley, Quebec. Hatley House is named after the small, rural community in southern Quebec, near the Canada-America border. Elevated on a natural plateau, the steep gables of the home are visible from a […]

Atelier Boom-Town completes Quebec getaway “like a piece of driftwood”

Montreal architecture firm Atelier Boom-Town has covered this holiday home overlooking the estuary of Quebec‘s Saint Lawrence River in cedar planks that will gradually silver in contact with the sea air. The holiday residence named Driftwood Chalet was completed in Quebec’s La Malbaie. The area known for views of the estuary, which is located downstream […]

YH2 completes vacation home “hanging from” remote cliff in Canada

A narrow bridge leads to this holiday home among woodland outside Montreal, which local firm YH2 has designed to be reminiscent of a treehouse. Called Dans l’Escarpement, the residence is located in Saint-Faustin-du-Lac-Carré – a secluded and densely wooded region known for its landscapes and outdoor activities. YH2 – also known as Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes – […]

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