Des Grands Jardins is a private residence located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada. This contemporary home stands out with its bold, vertiginous form. While the house is well anchored in the rock, the volume of white wood seems to lift from the ground as the lower level is set off by a series of large cement pilings.
Designed by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, a wooden walkway connects the home to the parking area and gives an even more aerial look to the structure. The upper level seems to take flight with its galleries projecting into empty space. Without doubt the culminating point of the project is the immense overhanging living room that literally projects and opens onto the slopes of the Massif. These formal feats are achieved through the use of a steel structure; the client wanted to see this structure, mainly the bracings that frame the landscape.