Le Lupin is a weekend house for a young family designed by Atelier Pierre Thibault. The small white wooden cabin is nestled in the Canadian landscape of Quebec, in Rivière-du-Loup. The architectural studio worked on the variation of the building’s full and empty spaces, as well as the floors’ heights. This allowed a continuous and variable relationship with the surrounding nature. The facade is defined by light screens made of white grids.
At the entrance a large staircase connects the two main floors. The ground floor rooms have direct contact with the garden, while the living area is located on the upper floor and overlooks the nearby river. To connect the three levels a spiral staircase is screwed into a patio, becoming the only curvilinear element in a building with a light and abstract composition.
- Le Lupin
- Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada
- single-family house
- Atelier Pierre Thibault