The client, a carpenter, told Quebec-based architects Atelier l’Abri he wanted to build his own cabin. So they designed a plan for a simple timber-clad structure dubbed The Wood Duck, which sits lightly on the land and is sited to capture the best views of the surrounding landscape.
N.B.: See more of the architects’ work: @atelierlabri.
Photography by Jack Jerome courtesy of Atelier l’Abri.
Above: The windows are a mix of materials and sizes. At left, the curtain wall is framed in aluminum.
Above: The facade is sided in rough Canadian hemlock.
Above: A standard size patio door (at R) is made of PVC (a material that’s stronger than vinyl), and other custom made windows are PVC as well, says architect Francis Martel Labrecque.
Above: An overhang and simple wooden stoop announce the entryway, which leads to a mudroom.
Above: A wood-burning stove heats the cabin.
Above: Sited to face Mont Glen in the Sutton Mountains, the cabin is near hiking trails and a ski resort.
First Floor Plan
Above: The architects’ plan for the first floor includes a mudroom and a living and dining area that open onto a wooden deck.
Above: Pine cladding covers the interior walls.
Second Floor Plan
Above: On the second floor are two bedrooms and a bath.
Above: The cabin fits easily into the natural surroundings. For more of the architects’ work, visit them on Facebook.
For more northern exposures, see 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Canada and Garden Visit: Honey Grove Cottage in the Firs, on Vancouver Island.