Poisson Blanc

Poisson Blanc

Laurentides, QC, Canada | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Raphaël Thibodeau
Product Spec Sheet

PeintureBenjamin Moore
Wood stove - F105 SLJØTUL
Roof - MS1 Blanc titaneMac métal architectural
Wood Cladding - modern EM+Maibec
Wood Structure Nordic

Product Spec Sheet
Wood stove - F105 SL
Roof - MS1 Blanc titane
Wood Cladding - modern EM+
by Maibec
Wood Structure
by Nordic

Poisson Blanc

naturehumaine as Architects

The concept of this chalet results from the rugged topography of its site, a sloping terrain on which the project is anchored in the bedrock, revealing an angular and monolithic architecture.


Its shape and its most minimalist expression allows for optimal compactness and a reduced footprint on its site. Its square plan is topped by a symmetrical gabled roof that reinforces its geometric appearance.


Inside, the space reveals a height under exposed joists that gives a sense of verticality to this contained space. Visible from the living spaces, the criss-crossing structure of the roof echoes the name of the lake by recalling the skeleton of a fish, as does its immaculate colour.


The modest budget leads to the optimization of the chalet’s spaces: reduction of circulation areas, creation of compact spaces, grouping of services and framing of views towards the landscape. It also aims to compose with a palette of simple and affordable materials. For example, maple veneer panels make up the integrated storage units.


The result is an unusual, simple and monochrome architecture exploring the purity of the square.

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