Alta Chalet by Akb Architects is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy. Photography by Shai Gil
The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space. Photography by Solène Renaud pour Chevallier Architectes.
Chalet Eletty is a ski chalet offered by Tempston Luxury as part of their luxury ski holiday collection in Verbier, Switzerland. Ideally located, tucked away on the south west-facing Savoleyres side, the chalet has sublime views encompassing the village below, the pistes of Verbier and the imposing Mont Blanc massif. The property was fully renovated by one of Verbier’s top architects and finished with a classic luxury alpine feel! The four-story home sleeps twelve guests in 6 bedrooms making it a perfect mountain retreat for families holidays and corporate getaways.
Chalet della madonnina is a project designed by Officina 8a. Different declinations of alpine architecture characterize the city centre: the result is heterogeneous but in harmony. Photography by Sabrina Gazzola.
Sankt Moritz is a project designed by Studio Ceron&Ceron. A high mountain residence gives shapes to silence and crystal light. It’s invaded in every space by intense colors that make it unique in all its details.
Chalet ‘Dag’ is a project designed by Chevallier Architectes and is located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. This cottage was originally a summer residence, like many others in Chamonix, and was therefore not insulated for winter use. No upgrades had been done since its construction approximately 70 years ago. The upper level was used only as an attic and the lowest level as a garage, with only the middle level used as living space. The firm’s mission was to make all existing floor space liveable, using the best available insulation solutions.