fahouse_arch_021

A Black Cottage Hidden In The Forest

Scroll

Tucked away in the depths of a hemlock forest in Quebec, Canada, is ‘FAHOUSE’: A black prism-shaped cottage designed by Jean Verville.

Conceived for a young family of four, the building appears as an archetypal children’s drawing: Two simple prism shapes arising from the earth as the trees surrounding them. “The living area enjoys glass walls, which seem to dematerialize and eliminate the boundary between architecture and landscape, allowing nature to fabulously slip inside,” explains the architect. “Already the house comes to life and the magic of the place operates.”

fahouse_arch_024
fahouse_arch_005
fahouse_arch_003
fahouse_arch_004
fahouse_arch_021
fahouse_arch_022
fahouse_arch_008
fahouse_arch_017
fahouse_arch_006
fahouse_arch_012
fahouse_arch_013
fahouse_arch_001
fahouse_arch_009
fahouse_arch_010
fahouse_arch_011
fahouse_arch_016
fahouse_arch_019
fahouse_arch_018

All images © Maxime Brouillet