The Eastern Townships region of southeastern Quebec, Canada, is a tourist area that has plenty of visitors, so if you’re going to build in the area, you’ll need something that’s memorable. Montreal-based architecture and design firm Naturehumaine put together just such a project with their La Binocle cabin on Crowhill.
The two-building cabin hangs over a cliff, providing a stunning and inspiring view. But the view is only part of the story. The exposed wood, which is charred hemlock, and floor-to-ceiling windows are attention grabbers—both inside and outside.
One of the buildings houses two bedrooms while the other provides a shared living space and kitchen. The buildings are joined by the entryway; both sit on an exposed concrete foundation. The loping roof helps to minimize solar gain during the hot season, and the interior keeps with the muted colours established on the exterior by relying on ceramic and concrete finishes.
With so many visitors to the area, Naturehumaine will definitely be remembered for what they’ve done with this project.