Shefford Home in Shefford, Canada by Atelier BOOM-TOWN

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A residential house built along the slope area of the mountain.

Wooden siding: Maxi-Forêt
Metal siding: MAC architectural / Privus Design ( Corten metal)
Cabinetry: Ateliers Jacob
Staircase: Escalier Distinct
Fire: STUV America
Doorways & home windows: Fabelta
Plumbing and ceramics: Ramacieri Soligo
{Photograph}: Raphaël Thibodeau
Press Distribution: v2com

About atelier BOOM-TOWN

Traditionally, a Boomtown home has been related to ‘mushroom’ cities created close to industrial complexes and mines within the years 1890–1920.

It’s simply acknowledged by its easy facade and sq. form. Its roof is flat, or practically flat, which was an innovation for the time. The recognition of the Boomtown home was primarily resulting from its elevated house and low building prices.

A century later, l’atelier Boomtown proposes a rereading of the structure of human-scale buildings, based mostly on the unique ideas of the Boomtown home: Simplicity and effectivity. Working with house, mild, and matter, l’atelier Boomtown designs modern homes, tailored to trendy residing.

Nestled on the south facet of Mount Shefford (Québec, Canada), this residence is split into three foremost volumes that observe the curves of the land. The quantity that’s barely embedded within the mountain, on the rear façade, homes a ceramic workshop and a storage.

A smaller quantity, clad in Corten metal, is occupied by the main bedroom, its toilet, and storage areas. A house theater room is situated beneath. The principle quantity faces due south, with a big opening on two ranges that open onto the forest and Mount Bromont within the distance.

The roof extends to the west to cowl the outside terrace. On the east facet, a rooftop terrace, accessible from a secondary room, is laid on the Corten block.

The variable width, white cedar siding helps to combine, and even cover, the home within the forest, whereas the oxidation of the Corten block picks up the iron rocks current on this a part of the mountain. The gray metal roof envelops the complete north façade, defending the types of the home from the highway above.

This challenge homes the studio of ceramist Sophie Manessiez, who lives there along with her associate Damien and their youngsters. It’s a assembly place between home, work, and inventive areas.

It’s also a spot of gathering and greeting for household and associates. The openings in these areas enable singular relationships with the panorama and surrounding nature.

Typically beneficiant, generally extra intimate, these a number of openings provide particular views and tailored daylight in order that the work areas open onto completely different panoramas from these supplied to the household areas.

Daylight, like nature, penetrates the areas from all sides, positioning the occupants on the heart of an encounter between structure and nature. The bottom ground terrace extends the primary house to the outside.

From the primary conferences, it was necessary for the shoppers to have a home with a human dimension, in addition to a reasoned ecological footprint.

Specific consideration was due to this fact paid to the orientation of the home in an effort to combine some components of passive photo voltaic design utilizing the thermal mass with the ground slab and the openings to the south, whereas utilizing completely different strategies to create sunbreakers on the south facade to keep away from overheating in summer season.

The fenestration additionally permits for cross air flow. The wall insulation was improved with compositions of as much as R46 insulation worth, in addition to roofs of R62 worth, thus minimizing the working prices of the home.