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La Luge / YH2 Architecture

  • 07:00 - 27 September, 2012
La Luge / YH2 Architecture
La Luge / YH2 Architecture, © Francis Pelletier
© Francis Pelletier

© Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    St-Lin--Laurentides, Canada
  • Equipo de Diseño

    François Bélanger, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
  • Construcción

    Emmanuel Yiacouvakis and associates, Ébénisterie La Fabrik
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Francis Pelletier
© Francis Pelletier

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
© 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
© Francis Pelletier

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

© Francis Pelletier
© Francis Pelletier

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Cite: "La Luge / YH2 Architecture" 27 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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