Collection by Luke Hopping

A Nordic-Inspired Woodland Cabin in Quebec


Functional, wooden, and warm, this cabin by APPAREIL Architecture explores the continuity between Canadian and Scandinavian vernaculars.

Montreal's APPAREIL Architecture drew upon several principles of Nordic vernacular to optimize sunlight and warmth for...
Economical, plentiful, and homely, wood was a natural fit for the project.
A large porch is a common characteristic of Quebec architecture.
Large windows make the forest a constant presence indoors. A wood walkway runs along the perimeter of the house.
To brighten the interiors, APPAREIL situated all openings, large and small, so that light would bisect the entire...
The abundance of windows serves a practical purpose, too.