The Thellend Fortin Architects built the Long Horizontal house with inspiration from the beautiful landscape of the St. Lawrence River estuary. This majestic house is built on the mountains of Petite-Rivière- Saint-Françoic in Quebec. It imitates the rocky headlands and the steep slopes of the river. The house quietly unfolds towards the horizon while sitting on a concrete foundation. The bedrooms sit at garden level for a unique view.
The long house is anchored down and contains light paneling to add contrast and definition. The lights inside the house play a pivotal role when paired with the paneling, creating striking scenes of shadows and natural lights against the walls. Watch as the massive chimneys open up against the wooden volumes that are built on an overhang. This horizontal house is the perfect example of innovative, contemporary landscape and design.