Governor General's Medals in Architecture - 2022 Recipient - Les Rochers | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Governor General's Medals in Architecture - 2022 Recipient - Les Rochers

Les Rochers
Award Category: 
Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

la Shed Architecture

Occupancy: June14, 2020
Construction Budget: withheld

Les Rochers is located on the west point of Havre Aubert Island, the southernmost of the Magdalen Islands, a site with the most beautiful sunsets. With their sculptural silhouettes, the house and guest house overlook the territory and offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the Magdalen Islands home. With its two simple volumes clad with cedar shingle façades, the project integrates respectfully with the landscape, echoing the materials and scale of regional vernacular buildings.

Jury Comment(s): 

This project underlines the importance of architecture in everyday life; how simple gestures accentuate the many things a living space can have. The design of these two houses reveals the essence of the home in its simplest expression, using a contemporary language imbued with historical symbols.

2022 Jury

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Les Rochers house

PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet


PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet

Living room

PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet

Dining room

PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet

Exterior view

PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet

House in the landscape

PHOTO - Maxime Brouillet