Maison Foret

Propped up by an existing rocky outcrop, the Maison Foret gently inserts itself into Canada's forest landscape. The cedar-clad dwelling minimizes disruption to the natural terrain with a foundation of stilts while also utilizing the existing topography. This approach elevated living spaces as though they are floating in the canopies of mature hemlock and deciduous trees. Internally, a variety of woods mix with polished concrete floors to create a light, natural palette. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood rooms in sunlight and envelope living spaces in rugged views. To best take advantage of the setting, the interior expands out to a covered terrace that cantilevers over the rock formation, overlooking the ridge below.

Photos: Raphaël Thibodeau / Natalie Dionne Architecture

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