La Luge / YH2 Architecture

  • 27 Sep 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
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Architects: YH2 Architecture
Location: La Conception, Laurentides, Québec,
Design Team: François Bélanger, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Francis Pelletier

Project Area: 120 sqm
Construction: Emmanuel Yiacouvakis and associates, Ébénisterie La Fabrik

Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest. Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.

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While La Luge is as a compact scheme meant to accommodate a large number of guests, the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom, more or less opened onto the main living spaces.

© Francis Pelletier

The project is made out of two embracing volumes set on different levels –one dark, one light, thus creating distinct spaces, freely merging one into the other.

© Francis Pelletier

In this wood shell made of essences of cedar, oak and walnut, the atmosphere is soft but bright, soothing.

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Cite: "La Luge / YH2 Architecture" 27 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=275993>

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