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A Winter Home In The Canadian forest / Atelier L’Abri

Located in the forest, outside of the village of Morin-Heights, Quebec, and designed for a family of four, the Schnee-Eule chalet allows its occupants to escape from the city to enjoy the calm of nature. The design language of the building is borrowed from Austrian Alpine architecture, an inspiration that also lends itself to the project’s name. Schnee-Eule is the German word for the snowy owl, a white bird of prey that is particularly well adapted to winter. During concept development, great importance was given to the compactness of the square plan, which limits the footprint of the construction. Theā€¦