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The Sentinel by LabNco.



The Sentinel is an inspiring retreat located in Bromont, Canada, designed in 2020 by LabNco.

Description
The Sentinel takes its name from its crisscrossing shape, which follows the logic of the mountain’s paths, and from the fact that it ends its journey on the large viewing window, like the spyglass of the guard watching the forest.
From the very outset of the project, numerous site visits were made to capture its spirit and to “listen” to what it had to say: what it naturally indicated as an intervention within it. Its topography, slopes, valleys and hills, its natural visual openings through the trees and clearings, and the nature of its vegetation, were all among the many components analyzed both rationally and subjectively. The approach, at once analytical; contemplative; and sensitive led the architectural form to crisscross the site and unfold: closely following its moves and rising progressively with it; letting the mountain, nature, and light penetrate it, until it reached a small high plateau with a visual outlook towards the clearing, inviting us to settle there like a contemplative lorgnette. The house sometimes seems to keep a low profile discreetly embracing the slope descending towards the street; other times comes to rise on poles to settle as delicately as possible on its site, letting the latter extend underneath it, avoiding skinning its more accentuated slopes. The site; also extends within the house since the house form...
Source: homeadore
URL: https://homeadore.com/category/architecture/

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