A window on the lake by YH2 Architecture

Interior view. A window on the lake by YH2 Architecture. Photograph © Francis Pelletier
12/03/2018
A window on the lake by YH2 Architecture
[Quebec] Canada
metalocus, VANESA DEL OLMO
Interior view. A window on the lake by YH2 Architecture. Photograph © Francis Pelletier
The YH2 Architecture studio designs a wooden house, warm and simple, open to nature and a quiet lake. A window on the lake, the very essence of the cottage.

The house is located where an old family cottage, a few steps from the shores of Lac Plaisant in the Mauricie region. The project designed by YH2 Architecture tries to capture the very essence of the cottage, a pleasant harmony with the clearing and the lake.

Description of project by YH2 Architecture
Thanks to its simplicity, restraint and refinement, the project "A window on the lake: the very essence of the cottage" by YH2 Architecture, embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the essence of cottage life – a wooden home designed for vacations and enabling true communion with nature.

Sited in a small clearing, its foundation invisible, the home is a pure, light volume resting on a grassy carpet . Featuring wood construction inside and out, the house’s single large gable covers all living spaces.

Its architecture is restrained and its scale modest, in tune with the c...read more

Architects
YH2 Architecture
Design Team
Karl Choquette, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Ét
ienne Sédillot, Loukas Yiacouvakis
Construction
Construction Daniel Matteau
Location
Saint-Elie de Caxton, Quebec, Canada
Area
140 m²
Project end date
2017
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YH2 ARCHITECTURE

YH2 is an architectural design firm founded in 1994 by architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis.

For YH2, the architectural process is not simply about finding a functional solution to a given problem; it is a creative and transformative tool for approaching ...read more