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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Résidence Bromont in Canada By Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Situated on a hill in the undulating countryside of Bromont, this secondary residence sits, between forest and clearing, at the end of a road burnished by time. The challenge consisted of evoking the vernacular architecture of the Eastern Townships while affirming the project’s contemporary nature and integrating the building into the landscape with minimal impact. The project blends with its surroundings through the simple forms of the rectangular plan and the metal gable roof.

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  • Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Project: Résidence Bromont
  • Location: Bromont, Canada
  • Architects/designers: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Partner in charge: Alexandre Blouin
  • Design team: Pascal Mailloux (Project Architect), Frédérique Beaudry
  • Engineer: Calculatec
  • Contractor: Les Constructions Denis Rioux
  • Lighting Design: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Area: 2700 pi2
  • Completion date: 2012
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit

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Fitting with the site’s topography, the lower level opens out to the south. The grading of the openings and the orientation take advantage of the wooded site, ensuring sheltering from the sun in summer and net heat gains in winter.

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The main floor includes a living space with openings positioned to frame the views and a cedar cathedral ceiling, reflecting the majesty of the outdoor panoramas. The layout encourages hospitality and offers the potential for evolving over time (to become bigenerational).

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The barn-wood cladding gives an impression of permanence. Aside from the simple volumetrics, the contemporary intervention is indicated by the bright blue of the main entrance and the chased fenestration. The cantilevered veranda emphasizes today’s aesthetic and projects the occupants into the landscape.

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Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Established in 2004, the firm excels in the design of sustainable buildings developed around the principles of Durability, Performance and Aesthetics. The workshop relies on a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineer, sustainable design specialist and LEED Project Manager. All projects are undertaken using the integrated design method. The result is the best integrated solution coming out of integrated design sessions involving the professionals from every field of practice.

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We are a Canadian Leader in LEED certified buildings and LEED project management and we have worked with some of the biggest corporations in Canada such as First Capital Asset Management, Sobeys, Cascades, Rona, Smart Centres, etc.

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The quality of the firm’s work has been recognized numerous times by diverse nominations and prizes from the Québec Order of Architects, ASHRAE, Design-Build Institute and Grands Prix de Design.

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