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Solitary Bromont Residence is a Contemporary Cabin at the End of a Winding Road in Quebec

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 18, 2012 @ 9:11 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery | No Comments



Bromont Residence, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement, cabin, Quebec, Canada, natural materials, timber, daylighting, green design, sustainable design, eco design, minimize solar gain

The Bromont Residence is a compact 2700 square meter cabin built of natural materials in Quebec. Clad in wooden cladding, it also boasts a cedar cathedral ceiling within. This material palette not only integrates the building within the forested environment, but it also suits the vernacular architecture [5] of the eastern townships.

Despite its woodland aesthetic, the cabin meets all of the standards of a contemporary residence with cantilevering window boxes that foster soul-searching and solitude. But it does this without an undue environmental footprint. Wide windows bring in daylighting, mitigating the need for artificial lighting, and the home is oriented to maximum winter sun while minimizing summer time solar gain [6].

+ Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement [4]

Via World Architecture News [7]


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[3] cozy cabin homes: http://inhabitat.com/tiny-off-grid-cabin-in-maine-is-completely-self-sustaining/

[4] Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement: http://www.btae.ca/realisations#residentieluni/reacutesidencebromont

[5] vernacular architecture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vernacular-architecture/

[6] summer time solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/

[7] World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21438

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