last week we took a look at the Lake House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture which overlooked an amazing body of water. The Malbaie V house by MU Architecture also overlooks a beautiful body of water and is a outstanding modern home. I get a visual feeling that the smaller cube is holding up the longer volume on top. The green roof is a pretty cool feature as well.
The clear and simple external play of geometrical volumes embracing one another seems to arise from the steep terrain. The upper and principal volume projects itself towards the river and sits on a lower and embedded volume. The house is fully covered with a green roof that facilitates its integration into the landscape and acts as an insulating layer as well as helping reduce heat build-up in summer. The wooden claddings reinforce the contrast between the two volumes and favors harmony with nature.