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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,Design,Gallery | No Comments
We never get tired of cozy cabin homes tucked away in woodlands around the globe and this lovely residence in Bromont is no exception. Designed by the Canadian practice Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement, the private residence was constructed using natural materials to ensure its seamless integration with a site that lies at the end of a long and winding road.
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  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 .
Via World Architecture News 
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 vernacular architecture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vernacular-architecture/
 summer time solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/
 + Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement: http://www.btae.ca/realisations#residentieluni/reacutesidencebromont
 World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21438
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