According to architect Pierre Thibault and his team, a building must be mindful of its environment because it will forever mark the territory on which it stands, as well as influence the way it is perceived. Their focus is on an inspiring design that not only takes nature into consideration but helps people rediscover it.
Atelier Pierre Thibault’s mission is to build residential homes that are ecological and meet basic needs, but also take into account the area where they are located. The concept is not only to build a home in a beautiful setting, but to showcase the location with the help of the building, so that one fulfills and enhances the other.
This results in living spaces that are fully utilized and laid out to minimize energy expenditures and maximize the conservation of our natural resources. The exterior then becomes just as important as the interior space.
By stacking cubic units asymmetrically and on various levels, Atelier Pierre Thibault promotes ways to harness the full potential of exterior spaces and to develop different viewpoints. Furthermore, this layout adds enough versatility to change the perspective of the construction's height and length.
One cannot speak of Atelier Pierre Thibault’s architectural design without mentioning the significance of windows in his buildings. Always positioned strategically, they are particularly important, first to let the light in and to control energy costs, but also to provide a panoramic view of nature and to promote a closer bond with it. Furthermore, the combination of vertical and horizontal windows creates contrasts and intensifies the perception of space.
[Main photo via Atelier Pierre Thibault]