Project: La Luge
Architects: YH2 Architecture (Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architects)
Location: La Conception, Quebec, Canada
Area: 1,300 sqft
Photographs by: Francis Pelletier
La Luge by YH2 Architecture
Designed by YH2 Architecture, La Luge is a small modern vacation cottage that is located in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec’s La Conception municipality.
This dwelling was designed as a peaceful forest retreat that will allow its inhabitants to enjoy the winter season. It is made to provide ultimate comfort in cold weather, equipped with a fireplace, cozy built-in beds, a sauna and a hot tub, this little house has everything you could possibly want of a vacation cottage!
Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest.
Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.
While La Luge is as a compact scheme meant to accommodate a large number of guests, the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom, more or less opened onto the main living spaces.
The project is made out of two embracing volumes set on different levels –one dark, one light, thus creating distinct spaces, freely merging one into the other.
In this wood shell made of essences of cedar, oak and walnut, the atmosphere is soft but bright, soothing.