Atelier Pierre Thibault expands historic Montreal home to create writer’s studio

Atelier Pierre Thibault has restored and enlarged an early 19th-century home in Montreal, creating two separate libraries and a writing studio overlooking a river. The owners wanted to convert the heritage building into their main residence, in addition to accommodating a large book collection. “The programme includes two libraries; one for ancient books, and the

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Expansive deck divides levels of Canadian cliffside house by Alain Carle

Canadian firm Alain Carle Architecte has built a sustainable house in the mountains of Quebec as a retreat from modern conveniences. Located in the Laurentian Mountains, La Héronnière sits atop large rocks overlooking a forest. The clients chose the site based on the natural surroundings. Alain Carle Architecte placed a horizontal plane onto the steep

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates remote holiday retreat in Ontario forest

Nestled into a wooded hillside, this residence by US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Canadian studio Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects has large glass walls offering picturesque views. The Bear Stand is situated a three-hour drive northeast of Toronto, on a remote wooded site along the shores of Contau Lake. The 3,425-square-foot (318-square-metre) dwelling was built

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Mirrored staircase ascends through Kaleidoscope House by Paul Ruff Studio

The staircase at the centre of this Toronto house has mirrored balustrades that bounce light and reflections off one another to create a kaleidoscopic effect. Kaleidoscope House is located in Chaplin Estates, an affluent neighbourhood characterised by its detached homes that have private gardens and driveways. The focal point of the home is a reflective staircase, which Paul Raff

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Canadian lake house by Paul Bernier features dark wood and rusted metal cladding

Montreal architect Paul Bernier has completed a home clad in blackened timber and weathering steel on the shores of a lake in rural Quebec. The two-storey residence overlooks Lac Charlebois, one of many bodies of water in the Laurentien mountain range, a popular vacation destination just north of Montreal. “Our clients wanted to build a contemporary house, luminous and

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Nova Scotian house by Omar Gandhi Architect sits between rocky outcrop and expansive views

Boulders strewn across the landscape informed the disjointed massing of this house in Nova Scotia, which architect Omar Gandhi designed to look like local sheds. The home’s location in Purcell’s Cove, just south of Halifax, is scattered with large outcrops and giant rocks left behind by an ancient glacier. It is named Float, after the

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Omar Gandhi’s Fyren house is a hilltop beacon above Halifax

Overlooking the coastal city of Halifax, Canada, this hilltop house by architect Omar Gandhi is made up black cuboids stacked at slightly different angles to offer a variety of views. Gandhi designed the Fyren house as “a beacon high atop the hillside”. It sits at one of the highest points in the area, known as Purcell’s Cove,

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Monochrome Canadian ski lodge by Atelier Kastelic Buffey echoes traditional farmhouses

Toronto firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey has completed a black-and-white ski chalet in Ontario’s Blue Mountains, echoing the forms of the area’s traditional barns and farmhouses. The residence, dubbed Alta Chalet, encompasses 3,000 square feet (278 square metres) and was designed for a family of five. “Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private

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YH2 adds sculptural upper volume to tiny forest cottage in Quebec

Canadian studio YH2 has taken the notion of openness to the extreme in this small wooden cabin, which features stairs without walls and elevated areas without protective railings. Called La Colombière, or the Dovery, the dwelling is situated within a forest in Sutton, a mountain village and artist enclave about 110 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The modest

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ACDF Architecture completes home for two sisters beside Canada’s Lake Memphremagog

This wood-clad home in Canada was designed as a secondary residence for sisters that split their time between Montreal and the Eastern Townships, and nestles into the landscape overlooking Lake Memphremagog. Completed in 2016, the two-storey Maison sur le Lac encompasses three bedrooms. Montreal studio ACDF Architecture based its design on the surrounding landscape, which

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Aleph-Bau creates metal rooftop addition for slender Toronto townhouse

Canadian studio Aleph-Bau has overhauled an urban residence in Toronto, creating a bright white facade and adding a sculptural rooftop volume wrapped in aluminium. Called Twelve Tacoma, the home is located in the Summerhill neighbourhood in central Toronto. It is situated on a street lined with 19th-century workers’ rowhouses known for their coloured brick facades

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Waterfront home by Atelier Pierre Thibault overlooks Quebec’s Lac Masson

Atelier Pierre Thibault split this lakeside home in Canada into two volumes that face on to a small courtyard in between. The Lac Masson residence was named for the body of water it sits next to: a lake in Quebec’s mountainous Laurentians region. The area is known for its many lakes that serve as an

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Atelier Pierre Thibault completes long narrow home in Quebec forest

Two outdoor spaces bookend this longitudinal Canadian home by Atelier Pierre Thibault, which nestles into the ground at one end and is raised up on pilotis at the other. La Louve, or the Wolf, is a small cabin that was recently completed for a family in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. The slender structure encompasses four bedrooms

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Architecture Microclimat builds minimal terrace house in traditional Montreal neighbourhood

This Montreal residence by local architecture firm Architecture Microclimat has a front designed to fit in with the area’s style, while a more sculptural rear facade features an overhanging upper storey. Architecture Microclimat built the First Avenue Residence for a young family, who had purchased the abandoned property in Rosemont – an old Montreal neighbourhood

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Farm buildings inform design of Canadian lakeside home by Trevor Horne Architects

London-based Trevor Horne Architects has completed a waterfront house in Ontario, referencing local barn structures through expansive spaces and a zinc-clad pitched roof. The Corbourg residence is situated on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes that define the country’s southeastern border with the United States. As the clients had previously resided on a farm, the architects sought to

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Superkül reserves upstairs just for kids at renovated modernist Toronto home

Toronto firm Superkül has renovated a mid-century modern home in a residential area of the city, adding a second level dedicated to spaces for children. The Valley House is located in Hoggs Hollow, a neighbourhood in the north area of Toronto. The renovation and extension was intended to provide more space for a family of

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Batay-Csorba creates urban townhouses in Toronto faced with brick and wooden screens

Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has created a pair of slender residential buildings in central Toronto that pay heed to the craftsmanship found in the area’s historic architecture. Called Double Duplex, the building is located in Parkdale – a historic district dotted with Victorian and bay-and-gable-style mansions dating to the 19th century. The neighbourhood is popular

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Adrian Phiffer envisions concrete Toronto home with cutouts and angled walls

This conceptual, exposed concrete home by the Office of Adrian Phiffer is meant to respond to the banal character of its proposed location in Midtown Toronto. Called the Semblance House, the project is envisioned for Davisville Village in Toronto, where the architecture can be banal and “quite ugly”, according to Office of Adrian Phiffer, a

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Measured Architecture incorporates green roofs and living wall into slender Vancouver residence

Canadian studio Measured Architecture has used a palette of cypress wood, board-formed concrete and metal to create a family home and “laneway house” for a narrow lot in Vancouver. The Rough House is located in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Encompassing 3,600 square feet (334 square metres), the residence consists of the main home and a

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L McComber Architects gives contemporary update to Tudor-style home in Montreal

During the renovation of this Montreal home, local firm L McComber Architects reinterpreted its mock-Tudor facades with an expansion that echoes the architectural style. The 1950s La Cardinale residence is situated in Montreal’s Ville-Saint-Laurent neighbourhood. Several old annexes without proper foundations mushroomed from the rear facade of the home. L McComber Architects opted to remove them

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Delordinaire raises High House above snowy Quebec countryside to protect an outdoor lounge

Stilts elevate this small winter cabin by Delordinaire above a snow-laden slope in Quebec, sheltering beneath its base an outdoor living space with a warming stove. Panels of white concrete and corrugated metal clad the external surfaces to create a crisp gabled outline, but inside the wooden substructure is left exposed to create warm-toned living spaces. Ample windows in

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Omar Gandhi Architect perches glass-walled cabin on rocky cliff in Nova Scotia

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has created a remote vacation home in Nova Scotia for an urban couple, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of the sea. The residence, called Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh, is located on Cape Breton Island, on the outskirts of the coastal village of Inverness. The area is a popular

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Cutler Anderson Architects tucks Canadian home between rocky outcrops

The site for this residence in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was chosen by Cutler Anderson Architects for its craggy topography, which the designers used to frame the house. The home, dubbed Rock House, is an 800-square-foot (75-square-metre) cabin that includes a single bedroom. It was designed as a prototype unit for a larger development in Western

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Mcleod Bovell nestles West Vancouver home into steep site overlooking the sea

This waterfront dwelling that hugs a rocky hillside, by Canadian firm Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses, is designed to make the most of its sea views. The Sunset House is located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on a rugged site that looks toward the Salish Sea. Framing views of the active waterway was a guiding concern

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Bourgeois/Lechasseur designs geometric Quebec home to withstand blustery weather

The windswept sand dunes of Quebec’s Magdalen Islands informed the outline of this second home for a retired couple, designed by Canadian firm Bourgeois/Lechasseur Architects. The geometric outline of West Dune House draws inspiration in part from the area’s vernacular construction styles, but also responds to the extremely windy conditions typical of the coastal region.

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Burnt cedar clads mountainside home in Quebec by Alain Carle

Canadian studio Alain Carle Architecte has embedded a black, sculptural dwelling into a sloped site overlooking the St Lawrence River. Called La Charbonnière, the home is part of a housing development on a mountainside in Cap à L’Aigle, a resort village in Quebec’s Charlevoix region. The site had been cleared by the developer to provide views

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Four volumes join at the centre of black Quebec home by Alain Carle

Alain Carle Architecte has completed a home in rural Quebec made up of a cluster of blackened-wood volumes that step down the sloping site. The MG2 residence is a three-bedroom home that encompasses 300 square metres. Rather than combining various programme elements into a single volume, Montreal-based firm Alain Carle Architecte opted to separate them,

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple elevates cedar-clad cabin in Nova Scotia on concrete plinths

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has completed a coastal dwelling that features wooden shingles, gabled roofs, and concrete fins that elevate the home off the ground to protect it from tidal surges. The Point House is located in Upper Kingsburg, a remote coastal town in Nova Scotia that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The area, known for

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Superkül nestles all-white vacation home into Canadian landscape

This vacation home in Ontario was built for a family transitioning back to Canada after a prolonged stay in the UK, and features an all-white exterior designed to contrast and complement its surroundings in different seasons. The 4,300-square-foot (400-square-metre) residence is contained in two volumes that open onto a central courtyard. “Compass House takes its name

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Quebec home by MU Architecture responds to steep and rocky topography

This countryside dwelling by Canadian studio MU Architecture consists of rectilinear volumes that step up a hillside, with facades clad in stone and cedar. The Estrade Residence is located in St-Adolphe d’Howard, a village in the scenic Laurentians – a hilly region north of Montreal. The 3,600-square-foot (344-square-metre) holiday home is situated on a hillside that

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Bridge connects two sides of lakeside home by Pierre Thibault

A pair of separate volumes connected by a covered bridge form Atelier Pierre Thibault’s latest project, a lakeside residence in rural Quebec. The long, elevated corridor gives the project its name: La Grande Passerelle. It was recently completed for a young family, and is set on a sloping site by Canada’s Lac des Piles. The

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Historic Toronto home gets contemporary update by Post Architecture

Canadian studio Post Architecture has added a protruding window box to a century-old brick house as part of a major renovation of the urban residence. The Riverdale Dormer House sits across from a popular park in Riverdale, a community just east of downtown Toronto. Local firm Post Architecture worked with a team of engineers, designers and builders

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D’Arcy Jones Architecture excavates new living spaces from under Vancouver home

D’Arcy Jones Architecture has renovated a 100-year-old structure in Vancouver, excavating the basement to create new living spaces with direct access the home’s yard. The 480 House is located in East Vancouver, an up-and-coming part of town with a growing cultural scene. The original structure, built in 1901, was in severe need of renovation, and

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Black beachfront cabin in Canada contains expansive white interior

Living spaces are enclosed in a plywood box nested inside an expansive gabled volume in this Canadian lakeside property by La Shed Architecture. The Chalet de la Plage – or Beach Chalet – is located on the shores of a lake in the Laurentians region of Quebec. The natural retreat was built for a couple

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Atelier l’Abri designs Canadian cabin for carpenter to build himself

A young carpenter who wished to build his own residence was the client for this modest project by Atelier l’Abri, located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The owner dubbed the cabin Wood Duck for its ubiquitous material. Timber makes up the structure of the home, as well as the exterior cladding and interior finishes. The project

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Canadian country house by Simard Architecture contrasts pale cedar with dark slate

Cedar boards and slate blocks clad the geometric blocks that make up this house in rural Quebec, designed by Canadian studio Simard Architecture to sit over the remnants of an old farmhouse. The residence, located in the village of Hemmingford in southern Quebec, was designed for a couple swapping their home in the city for a

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Appareil Architecture merges two Montreal flats to create house with a sunken living room

Montreal firm Appareil Architecture has combined two dwellings in the city, which involved removing walls to bring in more natural light and creating a new sunken lounge space. Because the renovation merges the two formerly separate units, fewer walls were required to divide the space. This meant that Appareil Architecture could create more generously sized living spaces. The

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Agathom builds artist’s cabin in dense British Columbia forest

A+Awards: next in our showcase of this year’s Architizer A+Awards winners is a wooden artist’s retreat on Vancouver Island by Toronto firm Agathom. Named Rainforest Retreat, the small property is nestled among trees on the island off the British Columbia coast. It acts as both a home and art studio for its owner, who asked

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Atelier Pierre Thibault reorganises Quebec home around central plywood stairs

Quebec firm Atelier Pierre Thibault has overhauled a home built in the 1970s, removing interior partitions and locating a sculptural plywood staircase at its core. The Belcourt Residence is a single-family home located in Quebec City, Canada. The original property was built in the vernacular Canadian style, with thick walls and deep overhanging roofs. “The clients

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Bourgeois Lechasseur’s V-shaped Altaïr House overlooks a Quebec forest

Canadian studio Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects has stacked two wood-and-glass volumes at opposing angles, resulting in a home designed to embrace its picturesque surroundings (+ slideshow). The Altaïr House is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, a resort village situated along the Saint-Lawrence River in Quebec’s Charlevoix region. Its name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation, called The Flying More

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+tongtong uses grey and black zinc to transform Victorian home in Toronto

Canadian firm +tongtong has overhauled a traditional home in Toronto, adding a large triangular window, dark zinc cladding and an interior lightwell that provides natural illumination. Called Zn House, the project entailed the transformation of a three-storey Victorian home through “a series of strategic moves and incisions”. The architect was tasked with creating a larger, More

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YH2 clads Quebec holiday home for a sculptor in red cedar and blackened pine

Montreal studio YH2 has completed a retreat for Polish-Canadian sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, with a vertical form that takes cues from the surrounding forest (+ slideshow). The Jarnuszkiewicz House is located in East Bolton, a city in a scenic region of Quebec. Surrounded by conifer trees, the dwelling is situated on a 10-acre (four-hectare) parcel that overlooks Lake More

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RZLBD divides black and grey Toronto residence with central staircase

Toronto firm RZLBD has completed a three-storey house comprising two volumes split by a staircase in the middle (+ slideshow). Instar House is located on the outskirts of Toronto, within the neighbourhood of Allenby. Another residence previously occupied the site, and the new home was built above its foundations. Two main volumes make up the More

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Nova Tayona designs Canadian beach house hidden from the ocean

Toronto-based architect Nova Tayona has completed a house near the beach in Nova Scotia, from which the ocean can be heard but not seen (+ slideshow). The four-bedroom Lockeport Beach House in the coastal province is raised on stilts and nested among a forest adjacent to the cove. “The clients were charmed by the cozy quality More

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Kariouk Associates sneaks around planning laws to gain lake vistas for A Bower House

To gain views of Canada’s Lake Erie from a sheltered plot, architecture firm Kariouk Associates designed this house to include a “love nest” that pokes above the treetops (+ slideshow). The home on Niagara Peninsula is located close to the lake, but is surrounded by trees so lacks the draw of a water aspect. “The challenge More

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Reza Aliabadi’s Opposite House in Toronto is split down the middle

Canada-based architect Reza Aliabadi has completed a home made up of vastly different halves at a lakefront site on the outskirts of Toronto (+ slideshow). Aliabadi, who runs Toronto studio RZLBD, designed the two-bedroom house with a corridor that runs down the centre – splitting the building into two and earning it the name Opposite More

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ACDF Architecture creates Quebec holiday home with a cantilevered living room

Montreal studio ACDF Architecture has completed a Quebec house featuring a wood store built into its facade and a living room contained within a glass box that projects over the garden (+ slideshow). The Blanche Chalet is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, a quaint town in the scenic Charlevoix region that sits along the Saint Lawrence River. The village is More

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Bright pink doorway marks the entrance to Reigo and Bauer’s Winona House in Toronto

Toronto firm Reigo and Bauer has created a three-bedroom home in the city, which features a hot pink entrance and is otherwise clad in black shingles (+ slideshow). The owners of Winona House previously lived in a semi-detached home, which had an L-shaped yard large enough to subdivide into two plots. They decided to sell their More

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Jean Verville creates black fairytale-like cottage in a Quebec forest

Jean Verville Architecte has designed cabin in rural Quebec with dark metal cladding and pointy roofs that “seems to emerge from a children’s story” (+ slideshow). The holiday dwelling is situated on a gently sloping site in a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, a region in southeastern Quebec. Its name, Fahouse, is derived from the More

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Pierre Thibault creates compact and light-filled house in a Quebec forest

Atelier Pierre Thibault has completed a holiday home in rural Quebec with a giant window wall that provides expansive views of the scenic terrain (+ slideshow). Called La Maison Haute, the dwelling is located in a remote area of Quebec near Lake Clair. The cabin sits atop a plateau, and is surrounded by mature trees and a river. More

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Today we like: houses in Canada

In celebration of Canada Day, here’s a look at some of the best houses situated in the dramatic landscapes of the vast North American country. Our archive includes cliff-top retreats, mountain cabins and lakeside lodges. See more houses in Canada »

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Rabbit Snare Gorge cabin sits on a bluff in remote Nova Scotia

Plates of weathering steel frame the tall doorway to this timber-clad home, designed by architects Design Base 8 and Omar Gandhi for a remote site on Canada’s Cape Breton (+ slideshow). The cabin was built for an arborist and outdoor pursuits enthusiast among the rugged landscape of Rabbit Snare Gorge, from which it takes its name. More

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Ian MacDonald hides island cottage in Ontario within a pine forest

Canadian firm Ian MacDonald Architect has completed a family retreat in southern Ontario that cantilevers over a rocky hillside and is designed to be mostly hidden from view (+ slideshow). Called the Go Home Bay Cabin, the dwelling is situated on an island within Ontario’s Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. Used as More

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Brian Mackay-Lyons adds pre-rusted steel cabin to his Nova Scotia estate

Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons has built a cabin for an architecture intern at his Nova Scotia farmstead, featuring a rough skin of weathering steel, and a rustic but compact interior (+ slideshow). The MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects co-founder designed Enough House as the latest addition to Shobac, the former summer camp that the architect has spent the last few decades transforming into More

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Bright white home by MU Architecture blends with Quebec’s snowy landscape

Canadian studio MU Architecture has completed a white-painted holiday home in rural Quebec that is composed of two stacked volumes that cling to the steep terrain (+ slideshow). Called the Nook Residence, the weekend retreat is situated in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, in a quiet area near Lake Memphremagog. Encompassing 3,000 square feet (278 square metres), the two-storey More

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Robitaille Curtis perches a ski chalet on a steep slope in Quebec

Canadian firm Robitaille Curtis has completed a cabin in the Laurentian Mountains that sits atop wooden pilotis, enabling melting snow to flow under the home (+ slideshow). Called the Laurentian Ski Chalet, the home is located near the Quebecois village of Saint-Donat. It was built on a steep hill that formerly served as a ski More

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Naturehumaine creates stripped-down facade for Montreal residences

This Montreal residential building by local studio Naturehumaine features a simple brick facade punctuated with square windows and a rear parking area topped by a steel canopy. Called the Marquette Residence, the multi-family building is located in central Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie district and faces a busy commercial street. The 7,200-square-foot (670-square-metre) project consists of six units, More

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Naturehumaine adds zinc-clad extension to 19th-century home in Montreal

Local studio Naturehumaine has created an angular addition to a historic dwelling in Montreal, featuring dark zinc cladding that references works created by the owner, a graphite pencil artist (+ slideshow). Called the McCulloch Residence, the project called for an extension to a residential property built in the 1860s at the base of Mount Royal – More

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Cargo Architecture completes Scandinavian-inspired holiday home in Quebec

Canadian studio Cargo Architecture used a restrained materials palette for this woodland vacation cottage in Quebec, which has a swing and a wood store built into its facade. Called the Villa Boréale, the cabin is located in Charlevoix, an eastern region in Quebec that is known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking views. “At the heart of a More

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Scott and Scott completes mountainside cabin in Whistler for family of snowboarders

The A-frame exterior of this mountainside cabin in Whistler was designed by Canadian studio Scott and Scott to mimic neighbouring 1970s chalets. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. It sits upon on a steeply sloping rock face in a residential area to More

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Williamson Chong Architects adds “carved” facade to Toronto family home

The wooden facade of this Toronto property by local practice Williamson Chong Architects is set-back and angled towards a nearby ravine (+ slideshow). The Bala Line home, which accommodates a family of five, is situated on a street towards the western edge of the ravine, and sits 60 feet (18.3 metres) above the disused Bala More

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Architecture Open Form creates black facade for historic Montreal home

Canadian firm Architecture Open Form had to negotiate strict preservation requirements with this renovation of a 125-year-old dwelling in Montreal (+ slideshow). Encompassing 77 square metres, the small home – called LeJeune Residence – is located in the heart of the city’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood. Built in 1890, the dwelling originally housed grooms who cared for horses and carriages for More

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Saunders Architecture unveils five house designs for Canadian wilderness development

Norwegian studio Saunders Architecture has revealed designs for five of the 44 rural retreat homes being built across a vast landscape in the foothills of southern Alberta, Canada (+ slideshow). Property developer Ian MacGregor is spearheading the Carraig Ridge project to build an array of architect-designed homes across an area of 650 acres (263 hectares) between the city of Calgary More

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Turquoise staircase creates diagonal stripes across Quebec home by Architecturama

A turquoise staircase runs diagonally across the facade of this cube-shaped home in rural Quebec, designed by Montreal studio Architecturama (+ slideshow). Called the Lake Jasper House, the dwelling is situated on a wooded, hillside property in the Canadian town of Chertsey. The compact house encompasses 80 square metres across three square storeys. “The owners were looking for a More

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Le Bic House extension by Naturehumaine combines wood and steel panelling

Montreal-based architecture firm Naturehumaine has transformed a modest house in the Quebec countryside into a family retreat near the Bic National Park. (+ slideshow) The now 3,860-square-foot (358-square-metres) house was originally one level until the architects added a second story, creating an L-shaped plan with bedrooms placed above the common living spaces. The original house is More

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Woodland Quebec home by Bourgeois Lechasseur features a facade of wooden tiles

Canadian firm Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects has completed a gabled family home in rural Quebec featuring a facade of cedar tiles (+ slideshow). The KL House is located in North Hatley, a village on the outskirts of Sherbrooke, and sits on a forested property that is bordered by a stream. The building was designed to honour the client’s More

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Straw bales insulate monochrome house in Ontario by Nicolas Koff

This house near Hamilton, Ontario, relies on a combination of fireplaces and straw walls to keep it warm, with a rooftop meadow adding to its green credentials (+ slideshow). Toronto-based architect Nicolas Koff gave K-House 40-centimetre-thick prefabricated straw-bale walls, creating a layer of insulation that helps to reduce the property’s energy consumption. The house is heated by a set of fireplaces, […]

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Aluminium louvres screen facade of Toronto home by Paul Raff Studio

This family home in Toronto by local firm Paul Raff Studio features a brise-soleil made of aluminium louvres, designed to “bounce sunlight deep into the space”. Called the Counterpoint House, the 404-square-metre dwelling is situated on a slender lot in a leafy Toronto neighbourhood. It includes two storeys and a finished basement, along with a detached garage. On […]

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Faceted cedar cabin completed by Paul Bernier beside a lake in the Montreal woodland

The glazed living space of this cedar-clad cabin near Montreal projects over a woodland slope to optimise views of a nearby lake (+ slideshow). Local architect Paul Bernier based the building’s crooked form and situation on the site’s topography, placing it lengthwise between a slope and a stream on the wooded plot, which sits on the shoreline of Grenier Lake. The primary […]

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Measured Architecture clads a Vancouver home in wood-textured concrete

Measured Architecture has completed a family residence in Vancouver that features an exterior made from blackened steel and wood-marked concrete (+ slideshow). Encompassing 223 square metres, the three-storey house sits on a hilltop in central Vancouver, offering views of the nearby mountains and ocean. Built for a grandmother and her grandchildren, the project also entailed construction […]

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