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Geometry in Black / Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes

  • 01:00 - 23 October, 2009
Geometry in Black / Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes
Geometry in Black / Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Quebec, Canada
  • Architects

    YH2_Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes
  • Design Team

    Benoit Boivin, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
  • Client

    Jean Mathieu
  • Builder

    Martin Lachance
  • Area

    1850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0

From the architect. In the Laurentians, a dense forest on a slight hill, down-turns into the expansion of a small river. Through the trees, the body of a black building is divided into three blocks linked by glass passageways. Three blocks of a home, mid-level from each other, are all in direct contact with the earth. Three blocks of proper identity, offering intimacy between each and open to nature:

An entry block, open on two levels and includes the adolescents quarters and family room

A daytime block, central space, friendly, opens onto the terrace

A private block, owners suite, isolated from the rest of the home

On the north side of the house, a large section of bent corten steel connects the blocks together while defining a series of outdoor settings, always against the light. The chiaroscuro of the forest while both inside and outside the home, the black / white / orange / rust / bark / shadow / light / transparency / opacity.

Architecture of meeting and superposition of different geometrical shapes without stable parallel lines, like the landscape that surrounds it. Fragmented architecture where the geometric part of large oblique lines still allows a large formal union. Partly based in the geometric basis of the concept which dictates each project component, a sort of unwritten contract between architect and client. The modification of each element having a direct influence on the others, we can't enlarge or reduce a block in height and plan without enlarging or reducing other areas of the house.

This geometry which is both fragmented and linear makes the project a strong spatial experience, allowing direct and variable contact with the landscape. It is this angular part, made of dark and raw materials that unites the house to nature, like a rock that emerges from the ground. A forgotten shipwreck at the heart of the forest.

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Sarah Herbert · March 25, 2012

A bold but earthy little gem, with stunning geometry: http://t.co/AMHTPJDZ http://t.co/E7G7b5KC

Marta Krivosikova · January 09, 2011

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Carinna Sousa · September 14, 2010
Johan de Groot · May 09, 2010
Bob · March 31, 2010

Do you need to be a millionaire to have a house like this? How much does it cost to have a architect design this type of house?

joe signorelli · October 29, 2009

Cool house:
http://bit.ly/3wJBob

hungdang · October 27, 2009

i like lines of the building which are enough to make impression. besides, i also agree with materials that this architect used; they show elegant and integration with landscape around

thomas foral · October 25, 2009

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João · October 24, 2009

totally agree with Foster and john avlakiotis... the plan is simple and clear, and the materials perfectly match the site... congrats...

christopher · October 24, 2009

doesn't photograph real well. there is probably (hopefully?) much more to it than the images convey. i feel like Francis Pelletier's photos are trying to get too cute with the forms, and unsuccessfully, shooting from the laying-in-the-front-yard-drunk angle. just shoot the space & show the intent. don't make fine art out of trapezoids from angles no one can see.

Francis · December 14, 2009 11:48 PM

Better angle on this site.

http://www.francispelletier.co...

Andrew Geber · October 24, 2009

yes, this is so peaceful

Amit · October 24, 2009

I like the concept and the design. i wonder hoe it will look in the winter...

john avlakiotis · October 24, 2009

To me this is beautiful. I love the materials & the relationship with the woods.

Christiane · October 24, 2009

Now this is the house I want in the middle of the forest http://is.gd/4yyZS

Chad Greer · October 24, 2009

interesting geometries in a remote home: http://bit.ly/15yZrz (via @archdaily)

cad · October 23, 2009

I still don't get why design angular spaces then put boxy furniture in them.

Miloš Milovanovi? · October 23, 2009

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Charles · October 23, 2009

J'adore ce projet, bravo à toute l'équipe. Il y a une fluidité remarcable entre les trois blocs. De plus, il y a beaucoup d'angle dans les formes de cette résidence, mais ils semblent tous s'intégrés naturellement.

J'aime aussi voir cette masse d'acier cortène s'intégrer à la forêt.

Foster · October 23, 2009

Hideous spaces? People here always try to depreciate nice projects. You should think a little bit outside the box, that project is a superb example of a strong concept and elegant materials, and yet simple lines and clear distribution of the rooms

J · October 26, 2009 07:21 AM

i agree,
its a very interesting planning. 3 distinct spaces connected by the transitional stairs. i like the fact that the linearity is broken down into 3 blocks, whereby each block can be read as its own entity within nature and 4 sides of each fragment is exposed to the natural surroundings, yet the corten steel brings it all together. the materiality also enhances that connection with nature... delightful....

anavic · October 23, 2009

I'm not sure but... I think the section is wrong. Check out the stairs on the right. Confusing, maybe there are more stairs that doesn't appear on the plant and that's why I'm confused..

arhitectura · October 23, 2009

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josep · October 23, 2009

tectonically is good but boy those spaces are hideous!

Architecture+Molding · October 23, 2009

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Nikko Deg · October 23, 2009

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