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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.
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.
Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams
- Architects: ACDF Architecture
- Project: The “Blanche” Chalet
- Location: Cap à l’aigle, (La Malbaie), QC
- Photography: Adrien Williams
- Client: DAVNIC (David Lafrance et Nicolas Barette)
- Architectural team: Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Martin Champagne, Joan Renaud, Mathieu Tremblay, Olivia Daigneault
- Structural ingineers: NCK
- Entreprenor: Demonfort
- Budget: ±900 000$
- Aera: 4275 pi2
- Opening date: 2016