The lakeside Sentinel

A newly constructed house in Quebec by Canadian studio naturehumaine has a sloping roof that follows the descent of the surrounding landscape.

The two-storey family home is on the edge of Lac de la Cabane, a lake near the mountain village of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

Named La Sentinelle, or the Sentinel, the house is described by the architects as “a bird sitting at the edge of the cliff overlooking the lake”, as a reference to the L-shape made by the angular metal roof.

One side comprises a single storey and is orientated east-to-west at the highest point of the site, while a two-storey wing runs north-to-south and is positioned on a plateau slightly further down the slope.