Wooden cottage in the snowy mountains
Cottage & Wood in France. Architecture that enhances the landscape

Chevallier Architectes studio constructs a complex project due to the constraints of the building and the particular site. The solution proposed by the team has made it possible to successfully complete the construction, optimizing the space as much as possible

The site is very close to the boundary of a protected wilderness, making the orientation and structure of the building the key constraints to be solved by the project team for the work to be successful

Wooden cottage with snow covered trees

Working in the heart of a large and inevitable green space, Chevallier Architectes were able to position the cottage in the right place including a spectacular view of three iconic peaks, the two Drus and the Aiguille Verte

Wooden cottage with snow covered trees

The main structure of the building features a classic design which is in stark contrast to its modern expansion and features large windows and impressive volumes. 

Materials and spatial organization. The materials were chosen and obtained after careful research. For example, the numerous wooden construction elements are recycled, requiring significant chromatic work to ensure adequate coherent tones

Wooden cottage with snow covered trees

The mezzanine suspended above the living room is an example of a solution designed to satisfy one of the owner's desires, without compromising the view of the mountains of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. In the same spirit, the Architect wanted it to be possible to see the Aiguille Verte and Drus from the kitchen or even from the pool in the basement. As a result, one of the walls of the kitchen has a glass panel overlooking the Whimper Couloir, while the pool has a window that offers spectacular views

Wooden cottage with snow covered trees

The stone subsoil supports the house and unifies its volumes. 

The building is equipped with the latest technologies, including highly advanced home automation systems, integrated into the project

Wooden cottage with snow covered trees

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