Les Jumelles by YH2

Les Jumelles by YH2

Built in Caraquet village, les Jumelles are two small sister constructions, linked to create a single family holiday house oriented towards the grandiose scenic view of the Baie-des-Chaleurs.

Les Jumelles offers a peaceful retreat in nature in front of the sea as well as an architectural insertion in the context of the historical Acadian Village that is Caraquet. The site of the project is about a couple of hundred meters from the village's church and less than 60 meters form the thin sand beaches.

Featuring a sober and stripped down design inspired by the Acadian vernacular architecture, the house consists of twin looking volumes. The sister houses, common to Acadian architecture, stand parallel to each other and are only connected by a glazed passage that acts as a working space offering a panoramic view on the sea. The first entity, largely fenestrated on its south facade, contains the living spaces, while its sister, open on its north end, houses the bedrooms and the garage.

Photography: Pascal Annand