NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture

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Grande-Anse, Canada
  • Architects: YH2 Architecture: YH2_Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Text description provided by the architects. With simple, spare lines inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Maritimes, the structure is composed of two wings made of sheet metal and wood, built directly on the ground in the centre of a natural clearing.

Instead of meeting at a traditional 90° angle, the two blocks comprising the building have been set an additional 20°5 further apart, opening the house towards the clearing, the afternoon sun and the breeze off Chaleur Bay.

NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture - Deck, Forest

The first block is the house itself, an open area under a peaked roof for the living room, dining room and bedroom.

The second block, similar to the first, is the all-white painting studio, bathed in light and open to nature through large glass doors.

NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture - Beam, Facade, Windows

The space joining the blocks features a large deck made of larch, while inside the two wings meet in the kitchen, a transitional space that can be either inside or outside, thanks to the two large glass garage doors installed on either side.

NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture - Beam, Arch

A nature retreat, open to the great outdoors when the occupants are in residence, NB20°5 can be closed up like a box during their absence, thanks to the cedar shutters and sliding barn doors that cover all the openings. The house/studio then goes into hibernation mode, just like animals, thereby keeping energy costs to a minimum. To prevent any moisture build-up when the house is not being heated, the interior is constructed entirely of locally sourced, mould-resistant materials: wood (no plaster or drywall) and concrete.

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NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture - Windows, Table, Chair, Beam

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Cite: "NB20º5 / YH2 Architecture" 12 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/55704/nb20%25c2%25ba5-yh2-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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