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ROLO

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Project locationMorin-Heights, Québec, Canada
CompanyAlain Carle Architecte
Lead ArchitectAlain Carle
Design TeamIsaniel Lévesque

In a natural setting at the limits of constructability, ROLO offers a landscape architect's approach to an architectural project. Situated on a steep slope, the property is characterized by large rocky outcrops and offers clear views of the horizon. Rather than dominating its surroundings, the project was developed to observe the landscape. The structural layout is simple and apparent, developing an "interior landscapes" whose proportion's recall those of the surrounding trees. The verticality of the project is strategic, offering a sensitive response to preserve existing topographic land.