Architecture & Interior Design – “The nautical Alfa signal determines the building’s overall geometry while subtle references to naval architecture have been introduced throughout the CABIN A project.” Explain at Bourgeois-Lechasseur architectes.
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Located in the popular Charlevoix region, CABIN A’s “triangulated roof is a reminder of sails facing the wind whereas a large wood terrace evokes the upper deck of a ship with stunning views of the river. The use of wood paneling on the walls and ceiling of the shared living area further emphasize the analogy to naval architecture.”
The main entrance is located under one the roof’s sloping wings, the left leg of the letter A. The shared living space is a long viewing gallery providing 180-degree views of the St. Lawrence River. Meant to accommodate groups of up to 12 people, complete kitchen facilities are provided as well as a sitting area and a dining space, which extends outside, weather permitting.
A staircase off the entrance door leads to the partially buried lower level. Three bedrooms and an open dorm for children provide ample sleeping accommodation. A central playroom gives access to a protected spa area, located directly under the ground floor’s deck.
The double-height living-dining-viewing room is clad with Russian plywood panels, also used for the built-in furniture. The light-color birch panels, extended to the outside, contrast sharply with the dark hues of the metal roof and the exterior walls’ cladding
CABIN A is the second tourist-oriented project designed by Bourgeois-Lechasseur for the region. The studio’s Dômes Charlevoix has been the first attempt at redefining tourist accommodation.
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Founded in 2011, the Québec firm has been attracting attention to its carefully designed projects ever since. “Our fascination for Québec’s majestic landscapes have led us to constantly search for innovative solutions while never losing sight of their roots.”
All photos by Maxime Brouillet – Courtesy of Bourgeois-Lechasseur architectes.