In Quebec there is a really interesting house that appeared thanks to the work of Pelletier de Fontenay, which worked with Francois Abbott in order to design what ended up being known as Hatley House, mainly due to where this home is located.
As you can see from the images below, the house is made out of 3 volumes that are connected and of equal proportions. This is practically a very interesting concept that ends up being much more interesting than expected from the outside. The house is innovative and discreet, being right in the middle of nature and not standing out.
According to a press release about the house, there are some main structural elements that are defining the Hatley House:
- A continuous horizontal concrete foundation
- Deep timber lattice façade
- Unified galvanized steel roof
These elements actually connect the home. They are structuring elements that unify architecture.
Francois Abbott also added that the house is reformulating traditional local materials and agricultural forms. Wood is going to end up gray, the concrete is going to disappear as grass grows and the roof is going to oxidize. This means that the house is connected to elements and the landscape.
On the whole, this is a really simple, yet complex Quebec house that perfectly fits in and opens the door to a really beautiful interior.