DUPLEX CHALETS AT LES COURTS

The architectural agency FedArch Studio took care of drafting up the building permit, construction plans, and worksite follow-ups for the creation of two semi-detached chalets at Les Courtes, in the heart of the village of Argentière, a few kilometres from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The main elements that influenced this architecture project were its context: - a small calm village composed of traditional buildings and green spaces, its magnificent view of the Mont Blanc mountain range, and its exposure to sunshine. With agreement of the clients, the architectural studio decided to use a structure made from wood panels (CLT/X-Lam), in order to create a very comfortable interior space, and to maximize the use of natural resources, with a goal of minimizing maintenance and building management costs. The chalet imagined by architect Federico Gilardi and his team has been well integrated into the existing context thanks to the choice of the finish, which echoes traditional Haute-Savoie construction: wood cladding and stone. The project also has some more contemporary characteristics, such as large windows on the Mont Blanc side, and in the interior, where old wood and steel combine to create an atmosphere that is both cozy and modern at the same time.

Place: 
les Courtes – Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Date: 
2015
Surface: 
265 m2
Cost of work: 
€ 900.000