Who wouldn’t want to see the picturesque view of Canada’s snow covered mountains and beautiful forests, while enjoying hot coffee? Canadian studio the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative has built a stunning house especially to offer extraordinary view. Dubbed the ‘Frame House’, this timber-clad house rests on a hill in Invermere, Canada.
Design for a young family of five, the Frame house not only acts as a lens to scenic beauty, but also integrates sustainable design strategies. The house includes green features like natural ventilation, passive solar gain, a geothermal field, and solar hot water heating. All these eco-friendly attributes contribute in preserving the environment. The structure is glazed on one façade, while opaque on other. Both the façades function like a frame that explores the view to the mountains, in addition to the private/public spatial relationship implicit in the program of the house.