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Maison Gauthier

Best of Canada Winner

Maison Gauthier

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At Maison Gauthier, near Québec’s Mount Tremblant, life imitates art. The client’s interest in the work of minimalist painters influenced the floor plan and the interconnection of interior volumes.

Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens

In moving among them, one alternates between sensations of compression and expansion. The two wings of the house, one for the ceramics studio and three-car garage, the other for the living areas, are joined by a corridor seemingly filched from a Romanesque abbey, thanks to the claustrophobically low vaulted ceiling.

Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens

The materials palette, too, looks archaic, with its brick, oiled oak and chalky, lime-washed walls. The squeeze-play feeling of darkening and narrowing in the corridor gives way to an exhilarating feeling of openness when one reaches the expansive flanking rooms with their cathedral ceilings.

Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens
Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens
Photograph credit: Juliette Busch
Photography credit: Juliette Busch
Photography credit: Juliette Busch
Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens
Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens
Photography credit: Maxime Desbiens

Firm

Atelier Barda Architecture

Location

Mount Tremblant, Que.

Credits

Photography: Maxime Desbiens; Juliette Busch

Suppliers

Contractor: Via Terra Concept
Furnishings: Atelier Barda
Wall Coverings & Finishes: Art du Chanvre; Mutina
Flooring: Atelier Barda
Countertop: Atelier Barda

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