This rustic Quebec cottage now has a beautiful, prismatic extension

When a client with a large family reached out to ACDF Architecture for an extension of their rustic country cottage in Quebec, the Montreal studio responded with a modern build that provides an interesting contrast to the historic house. Dubbed the Chalet La petite soeur, the addition mirrors the original building’s dimensions with a sharply gabled roof. Unlike the existing home, however, the new-build is clad in white-painted timber and a sheet metal roof for a crisp and modern appearance.

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This rustic Quebec cottage now has a beautiful, prismatic extension

When a client with a large family reached out to ACDF Architecture for an extension of their rustic country cottage in Quebec, the Montreal studio responded with a modern build that provides an interesting contrast to the historic house. Dubbed the Chalet La petite soeur, the addition mirrors the original building’s dimensions with a sharply gabled roof. Unlike the existing home, however, the new-build is clad in white-painted timber and a sheet metal roof for a crisp and modern appearance.

Located…

These charming timber cabins in South India are a retreat for nature lovers

If your dream getaway involves nature excursions in a tropical environment, prepare to fall in love with the Cardamom Club resort in Thekkady, India. Recently renovated by Bangalore-based Kumar La Noce, this boutique resort now features a series of elevated cabins built mainly of sustainably sourced Bangkirai hardwood. Combining contemporary design with traditional elements, the 430-square-foot cabins rest lightly on the landscape and blend in with the verdant surroundings.

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These charming timber cabins in South India are a retreat for nature lovers

If your dream getaway involves nature excursions in a tropical environment, prepare to fall in love with the Cardamom Club resort in Thekkady, India. Recently renovated by Bangalore-based Kumar La Noce, this boutique resort now features a series of elevated cabins built mainly of sustainably sourced Bangkirai hardwood. Combining contemporary design with traditional elements, the 430-square-foot cabins rest lightly on the landscape and blend in with the verdant surroundings.

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Steven Holl Architects LEED Gold-seeking museum is a beacon for sustainability

Environmental design and contemporary art go hand-in-hand in Steven Holl Architects’ recently completed The Markel Center, the home of the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Located at the busiest intersection in Richmond, The Markel Center embodies VCU and the ICA’s commitment to sustainability with its LEED Gold-seeking design and energy efficient technologies. Filled with natural light to reduce electricity demands, the museum draws energy from…