Angular black house by Campos Studio is designed around Canadian rainforest clearing

Black metal panels and angled wooden slats cover this pointed house Canadian practice Campos Studio has created for a woman and her dog living in Pacific Northwest rainforest. The property is set among forest in a small municipality called Sooke, which is located on Canada’s Vancouver Island. The area is known for its dense old-growth […]

Five woodland retreats in Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Quebec studio Atelier Pierre Thibault‘s portfolio is filled with remote getaways around Canada. Here are five houses the firm has designed that make the most of their wooded settings. Le Lupin Light filters through slatted white walls of this residence buried in the woods of rural Quebec with terraces enveloping both levels of the minimal […]

Burgers Architecture designs holiday home on “the edge of the sea” in Vancouver

Canadian studio Burgers Architecture has built a vacation home on Vancouver‘s Bowen Island with gabled volumes that culminate in glass walls to overlook the region’s waterway. The house is built on a rocky promontory on Bowen Island, an island to the north of Downtown Vancouver. Burgers Architecture designed the holiday home to harness the ruggedness […]

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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