Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant, Canada residence, Québec rural home architecture, New Canadian real estate images

Kanata Cabin in Mont-Tremblant, Québec

4 February 2024

Design: Atelier L’Abri

Location: Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada

Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant Canada

Photos by Raphaël Thibodeau

Kanata Cabin, Canada

Atelier L’Abri presents Kanata Cabin, a silver-clad house distinguished by its simplicity and elegance amidst the forested hills of the Canadian Laurentians.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant

Born from the client’s desire to build a pet-friendly rental cottage in Mont Tremblant, this tiny home marries functionality and minimalism within an ultra-compact building footprint. Affectionately named ‘La Niche’ by its owners, the dwelling’s somewhat naive shapes evoke the image of a doghouse in the landscape.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant

Housing a modest 650ft² within its square-shaped plan, the single-bedroom cottage includes a screened porch, an efficient living and kitchen space, and an exterior hot tub. Aesthetically, the cabin expresses simplicity through its vernacular gable-shaped roof and distinctive arched doorway that directly frames sights of the Boreal Forest.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant Québec

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant Québec

While spatially small, the cottage’s high cathedral ceiling, naturally lit living spaces, and sweeping views of the surroundings lend to its feeling of grandeur. Silver-colored wood cladding, interrupted by vertical baguettes, wraps around the building’s minimally adorned exterior. Over time, the wood planks will slowly weather, allowing the house to blend in with the deciduous trees and reinforcing its harmonious relationship with its environment.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant Québec

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant Québec

Formally, the building’s volume is a nod to the pet-friendly nature of the rental cottage. This humble yet playful gesture continues in the interior details of the house. An integrated small arched nook in the kitchen island cabinetry provides a cozy space for both visitors and their pets to enjoy their getaway.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant Québec

While realized on an affordable budget, the small structure’s exterior walls are constructed using 2×8 studs to achieve performance levels higher than standard constructions.

Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant Canada

This framing detail enables the use of bio-sourced recycled cellulose fiber as the primary insulation material, reducing the building’s carbon footprint.

Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant Canada

Lastly, the tiny house is built on a structural slab, reducing costs, construction time, materials, concrete volume, and overall carbon footprint. These cost-effective solutions to promote better practices in the built environment are integral to Atelier L’Abri’s approach and ongoing commitment to exploring readily available ways to construct more sustainable buildings.

Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant Canada

With its hyper-optimized plan, architectural simplicity, and refined interior details, the Kanata Cabin project offers a truly unique experience that seamlessly integrates with the environment and caters to its diverse users. The project is part of the Kanata Tremblant site, a 3,000-acre estate in the heart of nature. Visitors to the cabin can use it as a basecamp to explore the Mont Tremblant region, discover its picturesque landscapes, engage in outdoor activities, and enjoy the vibrant local culture.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant

Kanata Cabin in Québec, Canada – Building Information

Design: Atelier L’Abri – https://labri.ca/project/kanata/

Project: Kanata Cabin
Site: Amherst, Québec, Canada
Area: 650 ft2 (60m2)
Client: Chalet La Niche
Architecture: Atelier L’Abri
Project team: Charles-Édouard Dorion, Vincent Pasquier, Nicolas Lapierre, Francis Martel-Labrecque
Contractor: Hubert Construction
Engineers: Structure Chêne et Roseau inc.
Completion: 2023
Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau

The project was built by Hubert Construction and documented by architectural photographer Raphaël Thibodeau, a longtime collaborator of Atelier L’Abri.

Wood siding: Maibec
Roofing: Vicwest
Kitchen: Ikea, Decotec
Countertops: Ceasarstone
Ceramic: Centura

About Atelier L’Abri
Atelier L’Abri is an architecture and construction firm based in Montreal. The award-winning workshop specializes in ecological, healthy, and sustainable construction. It advocates for innovative architecture solutions, putting forward wellness and the human and social character of our environments.

Through its design-build approach, L’Abri delivers turn-key projects combining quality and performance. L’Abri’s designs are resolutely contemporary, unique, and at the human scale.

Kanata Cabin Mont-Tremblant

Photographers: Raphaël Thibodeau

Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant, Canada information / images received 040224 from v2com newswire

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