This Rural Retreat is Wrapped in Vertical Cedar Slats

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 4, 2015
References: paulbernier & freshome
'Paul Bernier Architecte' designed a modern retreat that is surrounded by vertical cedar slats. When building a contemporary home in a wooded area, it can be difficult to ensure that the new structure complements the natural environment. This home combines natural materials with modern design in order to create a tranquil rural retreat.

The 'House on Lac Grenier' is located in the middle of a wooded area about 90 minutes outside of Montréal, Québec. The home is a single-story dwelling that features an unusual angular design. The shape of the home is designed to maximize the view of the woods and the passing stream. The exterior of the home is wrapped in cedar slats, which helps to protect the home from severe weather. The cedar-clad exterior also mimics the natural environment and helps the home blend into the woods.

The House on Lac Grenier demonstrates how natural materials such as wood can be used to complement modern architecture.