Having won more than 20 awards over the last 15 years, naturehumaine is one of Canada’s most celebrated architecture and design firms, with the company not only boasting extraordinary design chops but also possessing an impressive range of versatility across its various works. And though the Montreal-based outfit typically specializes in designing modern urban and suburban homes and businesses, naturehumaine occasionally mixes things up, calling on its signature clean and contemporary aesthetic to deliver unique cabin designs.
The latest secluded naturehumaine dwelling is known as “Poisson Blanc,” and is a roughly 1,200 square foot cottage nestled in the hills of the luscious Laurentian Mountains in southern Quebec: an 8,500 square mile outdoorsman’s paradise with dozens of downhill and cross-country ski resorts and a host of other available outdoor activities during the warmer months. Built into the side of a hill, the two-story structure celebrates the region’s long winters via an unassuming white-clad exterior that enables it to blend into its mountainous surroundings. The downstairs is comprised of an ensuite bedroom, while the upstairs sports an open floor plan with exposed joists and vaulted ceilings, rectangular windows, a wood-burning stove, and integrated shelving, all bookended by a pair of decks on either side.