Virgin Winery Home / LAMAS Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Located between an outdated logging highway and a working hillside winery, the Virgin Winery Home derives its identify from a farm whose ruins as soon as stood above the positioning. The consumer was all for constructing a brand new residence on the land, with minimal disturbance to the winery, that will seize views overlooking Lake Massawippi in Quebec’s Japanese Townships. The brand new constructing will home the consumer and supply the flexibility for her to age in place, in addition to to accommodate her daughter’s rising household.
The design of the venture attracts inspiration from the prevalence of fieldstone partitions within the native agricultural panorama. Gathered stones begin as a panorama function separating the home from the highway, finally comprising the north wall of the constructing. The architectural ingredient is a secondary function clipped onto this stone wall, sheltering the dwelling areas from the highway, and the northerly winds, and discreetly tucking them into the hillside. The size of the wall enacts the sequence all through the home, punctuated as it’s by compositional occasions of the window, chimney, entry, and courtyard. The south aspect of this lengthy linear residence is open to lake and winery views underneath a big protecting overhang.
This 155’ lengthy home conveniently organizes the non-public bedrooms at both finish, whereas the central gathering areas convene in the course of the linear home. The partitions dividing every room are purposefully rotated for views going through the lake. This straightforward geometrical twist creates an indirect relationship between the rooms and the roof ridge line, making the rooms really feel like non-public sheds, every with its distinctive quantity directed in the direction of the lake. In plan, the rooms are organized in a sawtooth formation, creating recesses of semi-private areas underneath the massive roof overhang to ponder the view. Inside this seemingly easy constructing are two massive voids, one being a courtyard framing the angle of the logging highway, and the opposite a roof deck overlooking the whole lot of the winery.
The constructing is supposed to elucidate a relationship between a stone wall and wooden tectonics. Apart from the closely insulated stone wall on the north aspect, many of the development supplies are wooden. For the principle a part of the home, this refers to gentle wooden framing, both with studs, engineered lumber, or deep joists. On the south facade, nonetheless, wooden is employed structurally within the mullions of the wooden glazing system, a extremely performative envelope with triple glazing all through.
Wooden development was of curiosity with the intention to preserve the embodied vitality and carbon footprint down, but in addition to permit for a well-insulated envelope. Past the environmental facet, the lumber, hemlock cladding, stone, and even high-performance glazing programs had been all regionally procured in Quebec. Even the geothermal floor supply heating was not only a “de rigeur” programs selection, however somewhat a very advantageous ingredient in Quebec, the place plentiful carbon-free municipal electrical energy can energy the warmth pumps. Foremost within the architects’ minds was this connection to the situation via supplies and craft and conventional types of Quebec structure. The proprietor is at present working with an area horticulturist to plant indigenous flora to help the pure habitat of the positioning.