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Saltbox Passive House
by L'Abri

Raphaël Thibodeau

Passive House and LEED Platinum certified, the Saltbox House is only the third certified passive building in Quebec. Built on the south side of Mont Gale in Bromont, the single-family house sits in a meadow, on the edge of the forest.

With its "L" shaped plan combining two types of roof slopes, the house borrows its vernacular silhouette from the architectural vocabulary of 17th century Saltbox-type rural buildings, still clearly visible in the Eastern Townships countryside.

The high-performance house, built with a double frame and south-facing orientation, offers exceptional living comfort to its inhabitants, whatever the season.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: L'Abri

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