Shefford House, Canada Home, Quebec Building, Canadian Real Estate, Modern Canadian Residence Photos

Shefford House in Quebec

Nov 6, 2022

Design: Atelier BOOM-TOWN

Location: Shefford, Quebec, Canada

Shefford House Quebec Canada

Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau

Shefford House, Canada

Nestled on the south side of Mount Shefford (Québec, Canada), the Shefford House is divided into three main volumes that follow the curves of the land. The volume that is slightly embedded in the mountain, on the rear façade, houses a ceramic workshop and a garage.

Shefford House Canada

A smaller volume, clad in Corten steel, is occupied by the master bedroom, its bathroom, and storage spaces. A home theater room is located below. The main volume faces due south, with a large opening on two levels that open onto the forest and Mount Bromont in the distance. The roof extends to the west to cover the outdoor terrace. On the east side, a rooftop terrace, accessible from a secondary room, is laid on the Corten block.

Shefford House Quebec Canada

The variable width, white cedar siding helps to integrate, and even hide, the house in the forest, while the oxidation of the Corten block picks up the iron rocks present in this part of the mountain. The grey steel roof envelops the entire north façade, protecting the forms of the house from the road above.

Shefford House Quebec

This project houses the studio of ceramist Sophie Manessiez, who lives there with her partner Damien and their children. It is a meeting place between domestic, work, and creative spaces.

Shefford House Quebec

It is also a place of gathering and greeting for family and friends. The openings in these spaces allow singular relationships with the landscape and surrounding nature.

Shefford House Canada

Sometimes generous, sometimes more intimate, these multiple openings offer specific views and adapted sunlight so that the work spaces open onto different panoramas from those offered to the family areas. Sunlight, like nature, penetrates the spaces from all sides, positioning the occupants at the center of an encounter between architecture and nature. The ground floor terrace extends the main space to the exterior.

Shefford House Quebec Canada Shefford House Quebec by Atelier BOOM-TOWN

From the first meetings, it was important for the clients to have a house with a human dimension, as well as a reasoned ecological footprint. Particular attention was therefore paid to the orientation of the house in order to integrate some elements of passive solar design using the thermal mass with the floor slab and the openings to the south, while using different methods to create sunbreakers on the south facade to avoid overheating in summer.

The fenestration also allows for cross ventilation. The wall insulation was improved with compositions of up to R46 insulation value, as well as roofs of R62 value, thus minimizing the operating costs of the house.

Modern Home in Quebec Canada Shefford House Quebec Canada

Shefford House in Quebec, Canada – Building Information

Design: Atelier BOOM-TOWN –

Wood siding: Maxi-Forêt
Steel siding: MAC architectural / Privus Design ( Corten steel)
Cabinetry: Ateliers Jacob
Staircase: Escalier Distinct
Fireplace: STUV America
Doors & windows: Fabelta
Plumbing and ceramics: Ramacieri Soligo

Contemporary home in Canada by Atelier BOOM-TOWN

About atelier BOOM-TOWN
Historically, a Boomtown house has been associated with ‘mushroom’ towns created near industrial complexes and mines in the years 1890–1920. It is easily recognized by its simple facade and square shape. Its roof is flat, or nearly flat, which was an innovation for the time. The popularity of the Boomtown house was mainly due to its increased space and low construction costs.

A century later, l’atelier Boomtown proposes a rereading of the architecture of human-scale buildings, based on the original principles of the Boomtown house: Simplicity and efficiency. Working with space, light, and matter, l’atelier Boomtown designs contemporary houses, adapted to modern living.

Shefford House Quebec by Atelier BOOM-TOWN

Photograph: Raphaël Thibodeau

Shefford House, Quebec information / images received 061122 from v2com newswire

Location: Shefford, Quebec, Canada

Montreal Architecture

Montreal Architecture

Montreal Architecture Designs – chronological list

Montreal Houses

Montreal Architectural Tours
Montreal Architecture Tours by e-architect

Architect: Jean Verville architecte
MB Cottage Montréal Quebec
photograph : Maxime Brouillet, photographer
MB Cottage, Quebec

Cottage on the Point, Lanaudière, Québec
Design: Paul Bernier Architecte
Cottage on the Point Lanaudiere Montreal Houses
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Cottage on the Point, Lanaudière

Val-des-Monts Boathouse, Val-des-Monts, Outaouais, Québec
Design: Shean Architects
Val des Monts Boathouse Quebec
photo © Doublespace Photography
Val-des-Monts Boathouse, Québec

Mont-Royal Residence
Architects: MU Architecture
Mont-Royal Residence Montréal
photo : Stéphane Groleau
Mont-Royal Residence

Berri House
Architect: Thomas Balaban Architecte
Berri House Montréal Building Extension
photo : Adrien Williams
Berri House

Canadian Property

Contemporary Residential Developments in Canada

Canadian Architects

Canadian Architecture

Montreal Buildings

Canadian Buildings

Comments / photos for the Shefford House, Quebec Canada designed Atelier BOOM-TOWN page welcome