Cottage La petite soeur

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
CompanyACDF Architecture
Lead ArchitectMaxime Frappier
Design TeamMaxime-Alexis Frappier, Patrick Morand, Yoanna Anastassova, Kassandra Bonneville, Étienne Hotte, Mireille Létourneau, Romilda Reda

On the vast Lac Ouareau, located near the town of Saint-Donat, sits a charming traditional house surrounded by birch trees. The architects created an addition that mirrors the original building’s dimensions. The extension preserves and pays tribute to the historic house while reflecting the beauty of the landscape it inhabits. The new space appears like a refined version of the existing house. Through this contrasting effect, the extension maintains a connection to the original building and its location. The sheet metal roof and wood cladding resemble the smooth and shiny bark of birch trees.