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Geometry in Black

Yh2 Yiacouvakis Hamelin

Create a building that would have a strong connection with its natural environment but also emotionally stimulating living spaces and striking architectural design: this was the daunting objective behind this house tucked away in the forest-clad Laurentians, an all-season mountain resort location north of Montreal, Canada.
Architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis and their co-workers at practice yh2 have ensured the building blends with its surrounds by placing it directly on the ground and developing it linearly to follow the lay of the land. The residence comprises three main components for as many functional areas. The two-level entrance also houses the secondary bedrooms. The central living-area, the pivotal centre of the whole house, has an elegant elliptical-shaped fireplace. The interior flows out onto a recessed terrace paved with the same burnished wood...

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