first_img La Colombière / yh2 Save this picture!© Francis Pelletier+ 22 Share Photographs:  Francis Pelletier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeYH2 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSuttonCanadaPublished on October 05, 2017Cite: “La Colombière / yh2” 05 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Alumilex, Ikea, Enviroshake ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Francis PelletierRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Initially built as a small storage space by the previous owner, who was a lumberman, the building has been rearranged into a forest refuge by its new owner. La Colombière (Dovery) thus represents the completion and third phase of this simple one-story construction into a true retreat expanding on three floors.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Francis PelletierIn an attempt to preserve the surrounding nature, the footprint of the building remained untouched. This new phase inspired itself from the natural growth of trees. The link of the tree/house to the soil remains the same while growing vertically and developing an aerial volume based on the tree canopies. By following such principles, the extension was done without any trees being cut or heavy machinery, which could have spoiled the natural environment offered by the forest.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierRecalling the bark of the tall surrounding conifer, the exterior volume is covered in dark cedar. La Colombière’s vertiginous interior is a space painted all in white. Materials and structure of the previous phase are kept and uninterrupted so that the addition acts as an extension rather than an insertion. Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!Floors PlansSave this picture!© Francis PelletierOn the ground floor, a simple space with exposed structure offers a direct link between rooms and with the forest’s soil.On the upper floors, each room opens into a vast vertical shaft punctured by an ultralight stairwell, an aerial structure. On the last floor, an exterior covered terrace acts as white perch from where admire the surroundings.  La Colombière is a refuge perched in the forest reminding us of bird huts.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Colosseum’s Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in DecadesArchitecture NewsVTN Architects Designs Office Retreat Formed from Book-Shaped StudiosUnbuilt Project Share Loukas Yiacouvakis La Colombière / yh2Save this projectSaveLa Colombière / yh2 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Sutton, Canada Year:  Lead Architect: 2014 Architects: YH2 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Canada Projects Houseslast_img