Situated along Quebec's Saint Lawrence River, the St-Ignace House puts the focus on the water views. The dwelling, designed by Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte, is comprised of two volumes. Both clad in cedar slats, the smaller unit is covered in dark planks and houses a studio while the main living spaces are in the lighter pavilion. A void in the exterior creates an entrance to the ground floor. Upon entry, sweeping views of the landscape create a dramatic backdrop for the open living, kitchen, and dining areas. Minimal furnishings and materials create a clean, calming atmosphere that focuses on the landscape rather than distracting from it.
Photos: Maxime Brouillet / Nathalie Thibodeau Architecte