Many people believe that having a house in a rural area is impractical especially if they have to commute for work or else. Nowadays, others think differently as they begin to build residences in the suburbs and rural areas to be close to nature.
Located in a small region of Quebec, Le Phénix was a historical renovation carried out by Alain Carle Architecte to give a new life for a single-family house. The renovation was said to be challenging as it to restore the pre-existing building in the area which is rich in value.
Modern Touch in Abandoned Site
The residence was previously a notable place that brought up an overlooked site to be a resort. It was introducing a resort culture that provides residences unlimited time to stay and enjoy their life in a vacation-like lifestyle in a jewel location in Estérel of Quebec.
The renovation costed a demolition of the pre-existing structure and remake that with today’s architecture preference. The result is pretty amazing as we can observe a flat roof housing type stretching out in a double floor type viewing a beautiful waterbody and relaxing natural environment.
Situated in a slope land on the shore of a lake, the upper floor and lower floor are both having access to the gound base. It makes direct access to the whole levels thus the entrance is then connected to the upper floor.
Concept and Structure
The concept used in Le Phénix seems to show up a modern building design which is straight forward in term of shapes and design. The combination of the exposed building structure in an honest and classy way has made the result notable.
The prominent elements like woods, metals, and glasses on the building facade are prominently standing out giving a different look that beautifully enhances the site.
The two-level building actually looks very low from the entrance site while we can find a standing-up building from the lakeside. This two-face character is the value that gives the building a distinctive style on the site.
Coming inside, we can still find the honesty of this house as the coloring and model look similar to the outside. Light brown oak color combined with black structure color is just as what it looks like outside.
The large floor-to-ceiling windows with glass panes in several spots of outside walls add more modern value to the interior as it helps the home enhance natural vibes as the owner can access the outdoor view clearly from the inside.
The floor, wall, and ceiling are all using wood panes paneling style yet in different coloring ways. The floor has a darker color to give ground accent as it goes up with a brighter wooden panel on the wall. The ceiling was almost in the same color scheme as the wall panel but it has different panel sizes and styles.
The combination has created a three-dimensional view that looks enclosed on every side inside the house. The warm, safe, and cozy vibes seem to be exposed in this interior scheme.
Moreover, the interior enhancement is not merely in the materials that construct the floor, wall, and ceiling but the furniture and decorations are other parts that give the house its character.