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  7. The "Blanche" Chalet / ACDF Architecture

The "Blanche" Chalet / ACDF Architecture

  • 09:00 - 26 July, 2016
The "Blanche" Chalet / ACDF Architecture
The "Blanche" Chalet / ACDF Architecture, © Adrien Williams
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  • Architectural Team

    Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Martin Champagne, Joan Renaud, Mathieu Tremblay, Olivia Daigneault
  • Structural Ingineers

    NCK
  • Entreprenor

    Demonfort
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

Text description provided by the architects. The "Blanche" Chalet, whose name evokes the spirit of the vernacular houses of the region, is situated in La Malbaie’s area of the "Terrasses Cap à l’Aigle". Its simple and pure architecture gently complements the landscape of Charlevoix in a modern fashion.

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
Floor plan
Floor plan
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© Adrien Williams

The raw concrete materiality of the lower level is a nod to the stone foundations of the old wooden barns that once swept the landscape. This base also serves as the foundation for the main entrance and houses the technical functions of the cottage. Perched on the podium, the upper two levels are clad in a white stained wood, which is reminiscent of lime plaster that was applied to the ancestral homes of the area. The wood is smooth or raw textured and, at times, creates an openwork siding, depending on the façade, bringing lightness and joy to the house.

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© Adrien Williams

The four bedrooms of the "Blanche" Chalet are centrally located in order to maximize the panoramic views of the living spaces that are at the top level. The kitchen and dining room are characterized by large 360-degree fenestration, while the living space is housed in a floating overhang whose unique form is reminiscent of the structure of vernacular bridges. This raised volume allows for a direct experience of the enchanting sunsets of Cap à l’Aigle and the shimmering reflections of the estuary of the St. Lawrence within the comforts of the home.

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© Adrien Williams
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© Adrien Williams

This cottage residence is the expression of the atmosphere sought by its owner. The social nature of the house, its openness to family, friendly, and sometimes professional exchanges are favoured by its composition that sensitively juxtaposes the spaces of common life and the private life (bedrooms). The abundant use of fenestration underlines a constant connection between the interior and nature, including the lake and the forest. The use of natural materials, such as stone, wood, and steel in pure and unique forms links the building to the context and invites contemplation.

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© Adrien Williams

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Cite: "The "Blanche" Chalet / ACDF Architecture" 26 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791890/the-blanche-chalet-acdf-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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