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Villa Boreale av CARGO Architecture

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For us Scandinavians this might just feel like home. A Scandinavian inspired cottage barn in the Canada is everything we ever wanted in a house in the mountains.

By Henrik Malmberg | Architecture | 2016-04-22

The Villa Boréale is a charming contemporary residence located in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province well known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking points of view. At the heart of the boreal forest, the Villa is set on a sloped and private site, matching up nicely with the ubiquitous vegetation of the surroundings.

The project’s design comes from a global vision: A Scandinavian inspiration, a cottage with clean lines, a modern barn. The materials in their raw appearance influenced the general concept, as well as pale tones and natural textures such as wood, concrete and the white color. The black metal cladding also creates an impressive contrast that highlights the smooth matte finish of the steel and the natural grain of the Eastern white cedar.

Photos: Dave Tremblay provided by CARGO Architecture