This residence’s occupancy program, located in Lac St-Victor Estates, has been fragmented into four pavilions, according to an organic plan, freeing a central space that looks completely outward. A little like the “heart of a village”, this space links the other building bodies, geometrically distinct from each other.
The materials were largely recycled: the interior and exterior wall claddings come from an abandoned sawmill, and the paving stones were recovered from an old quarry. The house faces south to allow a passive energy gain which, combined with a geothermal system, ensures overall energy efficiency.
This is an earth-rooted architecture. The form emerges from the soil and its organicness refers to our rural traditions rather than modernist canons.