A Modern A-Frame Chalet

View all 9 Photos

Blending airy spaces with striking geometric volumes in a contemporary A frame chalet.

Clad in black wood and designed with bold lines, this  a-frame chalet melds vernacular elements and contemporary design while also claiming its place in the natural landscape. Architect Jean Verville worked closely with the clients to create this family retreat. Located in Adolfe d’Howard, Canada, and surrounded by the Laurentian Mountains, the cabin allows the inhabitants to take a break from urban living and enjoy nature. The architect rehabilitated the 1960s structure, transforming it completely by reimagining its interior and removing floor spaces. As a result, the chalet features a distinctive spatial organization within its triangular envelope. Extra high ceilings create an airy atmosphere, while skillfully designed storage areas and compact elements maximize the available space.

Here, quality takes precedence over quantity. The living room communicates with the woodland via large sliding glass doors that also fill the interior with natural light. The kitchen has a compact design, but features a double-height ceiling. Throughout the house, references to the geometric volume of the chalet abound. These include triangular openings, strategically placed windows, and wooden elements that highlight the sharp angles of the walls. Windows maximize the views, framing the mountainous landscape, the nearby lake, or the forest, and creating a dialogue between the living spaces and nature. Photographs© Maxime Brouillet.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Salt Point Extension

    A sculptural extension designed in a collaboration between architecture firm Reddymade and artist Ai Weiwei….

  • House in Odaka

    A modern Japanese house designed with eight connecting volumes. Built at the southern edge of…

  • House Lhotka

    A family home designed with four monolithic volumes arranged around a dining area. Built in…

  • Casa Amapa

    A concrete house built in a secluded forest in Mexico. Inspired by the idea of…

  • Comillas House

    A restored and thoughtfully modernized 19th century house in Spain. Located in the center of…

  • Pearl Beach House

    A concrete house designed with courtyards that open to the sky and the surrounding bushland…

  • The Writer’s Cabin

    A cabin designed with a sculptural bookcase and glazed walls that overlook a garden. Designed…

  • Kyneton House

    A design that celebrates the passing of time and the beauty of light. Designed by…

  • Six Square House

    A modern six-module house in the Hamptons. Located in Bridgehampton, New York, the 3,500 sq…

  • Federal House

    A black concrete and wood volume perched atop of a hill with views of a…

Take me there

  • Casa Morelli

    A modern retreat built within a restored 16th-century farmhouse in Tuscany. Located in Radda, in…

  • Kalesma Mykonos

    A high-end, modern hotel inspired by traditional architecture from Mykonos, Greece. Located on Mykonos, in…

  • Villa Icaria

    A relaxing retreat built among pine and oak trees on the banks of the Tagus…

loader