14R05_Panorama A robust construction adapted to its environment

Location:Saint-Siméon, Charlevoix, Québec, Canada
Status:Completed in 2014
Budget:450 000 $
Area:134 m2 (1440 sq.ft.)
Certification :LEED® Canada for Homes Gold
Award:Nobilis 2015 Finalist – New single-family home, more than $450,000 to $550,000

A robust construction adapted to its environment

TERGOS completed the construction of this vacation home, designed by Eric Leblanc and Nathalie Rhéaume from Casa Architecture. The house is located on the St. Lawrence River, which is approximately twenty kilometres wide at that point. The simple volumetry is set on a foundation consisting of concrete strips poured onto the rocky shore, creating a solid base that can withstand the waterway’s extreme winter weather.

The chalet benefits from a parallel position to the river and opens onto the view and morning sun. The physical composition of the chalet’s envelope features the use of healthy, natural and durable materials, designed to stand up in this seismic zone.

In addition to being earthquake-resistant and serving as an interior finish, the cross laminated timber (CLT) used in its construction was sourced from a sustainably managed forest that meets PEFC standards. This mode of construction contributes to the passive home design and provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. Lastly, its hygroscopic qualities helps to regulate indoor air quality.

La qualité globale de la conception, de la main d’oeuvre et de la construction

Energy efficient tests surpassing Novoclimat 2.0 standards
Robust CLT construction

Une approche bioclimatique de l’architecture

Orientated toward the river and the rising sun
Natural ventilation

Une conception intégrée au site

Sloping site
Concrete strip foundations anchored to the rock and able to resist inclement weather

Le choix des matériaux

Healthy, natural and local materials
CLT sourced from a PEFC sustainably managed forest

Une enveloppe écoénergétique et efficace

CLT construction providing thermal mass
High-performing envelope
Controlled thermal bridges

Une gestion intelligente des ressources naturelles et énergétiques

Rainwater recovery
Energy efficient wood stove

Confort, santé et esthétisme

Open spaces
Intimate indoor-outdoor relationship

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