Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.
Designer Laurent Guez, partner at Tux Creative, collaborated with architect Guillaume Kukucka to create a simple but powerful residence with hints of playfulness incorporated throughout. The modest cottage much resembles a barn or campground in its industrial materials, connection to the outdoors, and series of outbuildings.
The building's facade strikes contrast between dark and light as corrugated metal and wood interconnect through the various stepped masses. Four volumes create an open floor plan that celebrates the surrounding landscape.
On the interior, opposites attract through contrasting open spaces and quiet areas. Daylight and views are emphasized through large windows and openings in the ceiling above. Unique angles encourage occupants to embrace views of the garden, patio, and valley.
Playfulness in space separation and materials add extra boldness to this modern retreat. Rich colors blend with natural and industrial materials, while unique interventions add unexpected surprises to the simple, architectural chalet.