Previously featured in Thisispaper, Canada-based architectural studio Atelier Pierre Thibault created an unique dwelling for a household with little children.
The architectural studio created a modern home specially designed for a young family wishing to spend their life in a peaceful area. The house, cleverly named La Grande passerelle, meaning The Great Gateway is located next to the shores of a lake in Quebec, Canada. The cozy family home lays against the gentle slopes of the environment, delimited by the forest and the beautiful scenic views of the nearby lake.
The base of the building is seemingly divided into two parts, however the large footbridge serves as the unique solution for connecting the two wooden volume of the home.
With this playful solution, a very intimate and private inner courtyard is created, where the family can peacefully enjoy the comfort of their own home.
As for the arrangement of the rooms in both parts of the house, the architects payed close attention to every detail. “The first, acting as a screen to the street, contains a luminous training room, located under the garage, which overlooks the private courtyard. Below, a second volume comprising the rooms seems to float above the fully fenestrated ground floor. The connection between the two volumes of wood is made by a large footbridge which penetrates the interior spaces of the house and projects itself towards the lake. The visitors reach the residence by the upper floor to discover step by step the living room, the kitchen and finally the lower level that opens generously on the backyard and the dock.”, they described. The architecture studio designed an intimate place to recede and to enjoy for generations to come.