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Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates

  • 00:00 - 25 November, 2011
Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates
Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates, © Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)
© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)

© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde) © Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde) © Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde) © Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde) +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Val-des-Monts, QC J0X, Canada
  • Structural Engineering

    The Paterson Group (Zbig Kisilewicz)
  • Geotechnical Consultant

    The Paterson Group (Laird Stewart)
  • General Contracter

    Timber Wolf (Donald Thom)
  • Curtain Wall Supplier

    Verval Ltee (Charles-Armand Turpin)
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Design Challenge:

In this small, weekend and vacation retreat, the clients and their daughter seek to take refuge from the world. As such, the home is introverted; but the clients also desired that the house achieve a maximum connection to its beautiful, forested, lake-side site. Last, it is important to note that this home is built as a place the clients will keep for their entire lives and then pass on to their daughter; the clients, a couple each involved in art conservation, sought a home whose design would itself be conceived as a vessel for the conservation of the family memories that will continue to unfold here.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Design Solution:

The design of the cottage is simple: two "bars" of living space that are joined by an elliptical loft hovering over the foyer and giving shelter to the entry below. One bar is private, containing bedrooms, bathrooms, and storage; one bar is public, containing the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The elliptical loft is the domain of the daughter.

© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)
© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)

Rather than "walling-in" the two ground-level volumes to achieve privacy, they are made with large expanses of glass and are sited at the edge of the property where vegetation is most dense. The underside of the loft volume and the fireplace surround are surfaced with a "quilt" of metal plates, including copper and zinc printing plates that the clients received from a printmaker friend. Many of the plates are etched with landscapes from the original printmaker, but many are etched with works created by the couple and their daughter. There are, however, many yet-unetched plates that can be removed, worked by the clients and their friends visiting the cottage, and then reinstalled. In this way, the house keeps a record of its past.

© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)
© Photolux Studios (Christian Lalonde)


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13 Comments

Nan Wang · December 16, 2013

Could u tell me how large your house is please?

mmmh... · December 01, 2011

Small, weekend and vacation retreat | Hill-Maheux Cottage | http://t.co/4buvSsqA via @archdaily #architecture #interiordesign #retreat

Covet Garden · November 30, 2011

Nice! "@westelm: #DreamHouseoftheDay: A modern cottage in Quebec via @ArchDaily http://t.co/FO4Ob6gV"

patti clauss · November 30, 2011

#DreamHouseoftheDay: A modern cottage in Quebec via @ArchDaily http://t.co/9tRXaOlh

west elm · November 30, 2011

#DreamHouseoftheDay: A modern cottage in Quebec via @ArchDaily http://t.co/9tRXaOlh

Robert Remiker · November 29, 2011

Two pavilions bridged by an elliptical foyer/loft in this well designed cottage. http://t.co/G6vhfK3s

Fulden Ayhan · November 28, 2011

Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates http://t.co/je8BHm5u

Karin Patriquin · November 27, 2011

A sculptural cottage in the woods of Quebec: Kariouk Associates http://t.co/t6QFb9TO via @archdaily

vicens · November 27, 2011

Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates http://t.co/pVqm95RO

JVB Architects · November 26, 2011
energysavinghouse · November 26, 2011

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James W. Packer · November 26, 2011

“@ArchDaily: Hill-Maheux Cottage / Kariouk Associates http://t.co/0MTqCYSs #architecture”Red in the forest…like Da Monsta?

Poulin Giroux Alexandre · November 25, 2011

Cette maison est superbe ! J'aime l'extérieur autant que l'intérieur.

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