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Intersecting gabled sheds form house by Alain Carle Architecte

Les Rorquals is a single-family retreat overlooking the Saint Lawrence seaway from Cap-à-l'Aigle. The name is a reference to Rorquals, a type of whale that is commonly spotted in this estuary. "This house has a rustic look," said Montreal-based Alain Carle Architecte in a project description. "Its architecture is more rural than modernist, closer to the earth than to the sky." The home is made up of two volumes with irregular geometries that resemble typical pitched-roof houses. These overlap and intersect, creating an overall form that the architects described as "abstract and intriguing". Like several of the studio's other residences, the exterior of Les Rorquals is all black. "The black pine walls contribute to the strangeness of this form, which intersects the landscape without imposing itself," Alain Carle Architecte said. From Dezeen: Read More