Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist
Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist

Maison Perchée, designed by Natalie Dionne architecture studio, is a shelter located in the undulating Quebec landscape and conceived in a constant interaction with the nature that surrounds it, thanks to the large windows that characterise the architecture

Perched on an escarpment, the small shelter sits on a small plateau, offering a panoramic view, visible from the entrance porch. The large glass openings make the most of the natural surroundings in which the house stands

Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist

Thanks to the slope of the roof, a loft can be arranged to accommodate a bunk bed for guests, as well as allowing the integration of large panoramic windows in the façade

Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist

Thanks to the limited palette of materials and the architectural simplicity of the shelter, all the attention is focused on the panoramic views. Large openings frame a variety of landscapes, including the distant mountains and the small forest vegetation surrounding the chalet

Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist

A series of terraces blend the interior and exterior: the largest overlooks the lake and Mount Orford, another is surrounded by coniferous woodland and a front porch welcomes visitors and residents

Refuge in harmony with the landscape. Architectural simplicity makes nature the protagonist

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