* Residential Architecture: Malbaie VI Maree Basse House by MU Architecture
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 7 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Malbaie VI Maree Basse House by MU Architecture: “..Capitalizing on an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River, the surrounding nature and the land form of the region, this [project] meets the highest standards and promotes contemporary architecture and local know-how..The concept of the residence revolves around two off-centered volumes positioned in such a way to take in as much sunlight as possible and to make the most out of the different viewpoints. These two volumes seem to emerge from the forest and project themselves towards the River and La Malbaie. The whole house forms an angle that embraces a huge private terrace at the lower level..in its simplest form: two distinct volumes covered with cedar shingles. At first glance, it is both mysterious and unsettling. As we move towards and between the two blind volumes, we discover an exceptional view. This observatory is in fact a green roof under which lies a vast residence. The higher volumes, apparently isolated, house the bedrooms and the bathrooms. They are connected to an opened and largely fenestrated lower level containing the living areas..” Extensive glazing, natural light and views, indoor/outdoor and material sensibility..
image: © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard; article: King , Victoria . “Malbaie VI Maree Basse / MU Architecture” 06 Jun 2012. ArchDaily.<http://www.archdaily.com/241091>