An old wooden shed in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France was in poor condition before Chevallier Architectes took charge to turn the structure into an architect’s house, for an architect. Working with the planning by-laws of the area, the structure couldn’t be modified or expanded so they had to work within the space already there and optimize it.
Since the project had to reflect an architect’s vision for the future, they went with bold, contemporary lines, high quality materials, and eco-friendly options during the construction process.
The house is clad with openwork siding giving it an indoor/outdoor look. Rusted elements were also incorporated into the facade, adding to the rustic look.
The roof is also made with the same material as the siding – it’s laid right on the waterproofing layer to create protection from the snow.
The ground floor houses an open living room and kitchen, as well as a garage. A black and white color scheme was used, not to disrupt the framed views of the surrounding landscape.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and an office that has bunk beds for children. Each of the bedrooms has its own bathroom.