The Wooden Wing | YH2

Lac-Supérieur, Canada

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Photo credits: David Marien-Landry

PROJECT DETAILS:

Project: The Wooden Wing (L’aile de bois)

Location: Lac Supérieur, Quebec, Canada

Floor space: 325 m²

Built: 2015

Yh2 design team: Karl Choquette, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Étienne Sédillot, Loukas Yiacouvakis

General contractor: Construction Pascal Rondeau

Photo credits: David Marien-Landry

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The Wooden Wing is a large cottage on the shores of Lac Supérieur, in Quebec’s Laurentians.


The house is perched on a sizeable outcrop of granite bedrock, giving it a commanding yet intimate view of the lake and Mont Tremblant, on the other side.


The living spaces sit on a large, semi-polished concrete slab raised slightly above the natural outcrop, putting the house in close contact with its natural surroundings, from which it is separated by distinctive clear glass walls.

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A white cedar roof – the wooden wing – boast ample eaves overhanging the glassed-in volume, protecting the living spaces from excessive direct sunlight and providing shelter for outdoor sitting areas, which extend the interior rooms organically.


Perpendicular to the wooden wing, a nearly opaque two-story volume holds the house’s service areas and bedrooms.

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The house plays on the duality of openness and opacity, day spaces and night spaces.


The use of a limited palette of materials – white cedar, polished concrete, black aluminum and clear glass – both inside and out helps erase the boundaries between architecture and nature.

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