Paul Bernier

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Canadian architect explores the ideas of distillation and purity in his designs. He questions whether floors need to be solid, walls fixed and how a door opens. This does not make his designs gimmicky though. The simplicity of line and the use of natural materials particularly timber make his homes intimate and personal. I love the slatted floors in both these houses, the amazing overhead shot of planted roof and shady garden below as well as the bathroom with wall slits in the second home. Spaces that are interesting as well as beautiful.

ally says:

this looks like the fanciest treehouse. and i could totally live there.

Sparky says:

The courtyard is so serene and feels protected. This home does have a tree house feeling to it. I love the slatted upper floors for their contribution to the openness of the home. To make those work, however, I would have a "no shoes" policy above the ground level floor. Don't want to have dirt and grit dropping on the heads below! ;o)

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