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The clients approached us for a significant project, one involving the partial dismantling of the newly acquired cabin and its relocation to their new property. The transportation was to take place between two small municipalities, one located on the north shore of Montreal and the other on the south shore. Our mission was to design the placement of the cabin in its new location, as well as its expansion.

The cabin consists of three distinct volumes: the existing structure, the glass passage, and the expansion. The spatial organization unfolds along two axes, namely the lateral connection of the three volumes and the transversal connection at the passage level, which forms an essential link between the front and the interior courtyard. The rhythm of the openings maximizes views of the forest while allowing for natural light, seamlessly integrating the cabin into the landscape and creating a soft and harmonious interior atmosphere.

Variations in roof and interior ceiling levels give each space a distinct character. The expansion of spaces and play with scales provide balance to the house, combining grand spaces with elevated ceilings for family living areas compared to the existing ceiling, which accommodates the bedrooms.

From the inside, the reading of the volumes is preserved and materialized through wooden frames that allow passage from one room to another. Integrated furniture elements are positioned within the space to optimize the open plans of different rooms, such as the library in the living room that fits into the thickness of the arch, and the office that is embedded in the depth of the volume and opens up to the circulation.

The Durivage cabin stands out with its decomposed volumetry, offering a variety of spaces with distinct characters, combining a strong connection with the landscape and family intimacy.

Chalet moderne épuré et minimaliste dans la région de Montréal
Plan de chalet neuf au Québec





1:100 - architecture


Montreal, QC

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