Jarnuszkiewicz house, Canada, timber cladding, YH2 Architecture, open-plan layout, Montreal, observation tower, belvedere, mezzanine, green architecture

The house is located on a forested plot close to Trousers Lake in Montréal, Canada. Surrounded by trees, the building aims to become a strong expression of the landscape. Once the crux of the design was agreed upon by the architects and the owner, the design changed hands from one creator to the other, slowly emerging as a composition of two timber-clad volumes. While one volume is clad in light wood, the other features a dark facade.

Jarnuszkiewicz house, Canada, timber cladding, YH2 Architecture, open-plan layout, Montreal, observation tower, belvedere, mezzanine, green architecture

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The open-plan layout of the house offers a spatial fluidity that connects various views of the surroundings. A mezzanine lounge on the top floor features a large canopy that transforms the space into a kind of observation tower or panoramic belvedere so that the inhabitants can feel like a part of the surrounding landscape. Massive windows on all levels further this effect.

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Photos by Francis Pelletier