alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest

Matière Première Architecture builds sleek Oakhill House

 

Matière Première Architecture, along with partner firm, Nu Drōm, constructs ‘Oakhill House’, a high-end single-family residence nestled in Bromont‘s densely forested municipality. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding maple tree forest, the home faces eastward on a gentle slope. A wetland area to the east forms a natural clearing, while a rock outcropping to the west creates a steeper incline, shielding the residence from both dominant winds and neighboring views. The sleek single-story residence that fuses with the forest canopy upholds a lightweight roof in a subtle yet robust structure that is rooted in the gently sloping terrain. The alternating single-slope roofs manage sunlight and shading in a visually intriguing architecture. 

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
all images by © Ian Balmorel

 

 

Oakhill Residence Seamlessly blends Architecture and Nature

 

The design team dissolves the boundary between architecture and nature arranging interior spaces that fluidly merge with the natural environment. The architectural layout encompasses a living area that connects to both indoor and outdoor spaces through expansive glazed openings, extending towards the master bedroom. In the evening, curtains offer privacy and a cozy ambiance. The landscape design follows the site’s natural gradient, leading to a second level featuring an outdoor fire pit. A semi-inground pool, situated close to the house to minimize environmental impact and tree removal, creates a visual link with the wetland area.

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the residence seamlessly integrates with the surrounding maple tree forest facing on a gentle slope

 

 

Oakhill’s design concept utilizes the site’s gentle slope to subtly elevate interior spaces, providing an expansive view that avoids a sense of confinement within the forest. This elevated perspective harmoniously blends the home with its natural surroundings, creating a seamless transition from the controlled, sleek indoor environment to the organic outdoors. The thoughtful design approach invites occupants to experience a gradual progression from the refined interior spaces, through the intermediate outdoor living areas, and ultimately, into the lush embrace of the forest. This gradation underscores the home’s unique connection to its environment, fostering a sense of unity with nature.

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the sleek single-story residence that fuses with the forest canopy

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the design achieves a gradual progression from the refined interior spaces to the outdoor living areas

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alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the living area connects to both indoor and outdoor spaces through expansive glazed openings

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alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the design concept utilizes the site’s gentle slope to subtly elevate interior spaces

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
the project forms a seamless transition from the controlled, sleek indoor environment to the organic outdoors

alternating single-slope roofs top oakhill house nestled in canadian dense forest
a careful selection of furnishings adorns the interior

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Oakhill House
designer: Matière Première Architecture | @mpa_nudrom

location: Bromont, Canada

photography: Ian Balmorel | @ianbalmorel

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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