Altaïr House in Cap-à-l’Aigle

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Altaïr House in Cap-à-l’Aigle

Residential Development, Quebec, Canada – design by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectse

26 Sep 2016

Altaïr House, Cap-à-l’Aigle

Design: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects

Location: Cap-à-l’Aigle, Quebec, Canada

Altair House

This house, whose name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation, is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, in the region of Charlevoix. Altaïr means “The Flying Eagle.” What makes the house stand out is its “V” shape and long facades that are suspended over nature. While discrete from the street and closed to the north, it unfolds toward the river, as though to take flight.

Altair House

Altair House Altair House

Regarding the form, two longitudinal prisms are laid up one on top of the other. A voluntary misalignment allows contemplation of the scenery. The long glass facades provide different perspectives and framings of the river, the forest, and the city of Malbaie below.

Altair House

Close up, the house remains mysterious, as it is camouflaged by the trees. The second floor massing casts over the entrance for protection. The hall faces a large south-facing window with a view onto the cement pool, which seems to extend out to the river. The first floor has a guest wing, as well as a living room. The expended steel staircase is inviting and bright, and leads to the living areas.

Altair House

Altair House

The second floor is cantilevered and protrudes toward the river. The living areas succeed one another, and the completely open space provides a breathtaking view of the horizon. A vast terrace was built on the roof of the lower floor. The master suite is also located on this floor, slightly set back in the woods.

Altair House

Altair House Altair House

In terms of material, both storeys are covered with a grey wooden facing. The facades that are hidden or protected by the roof over-hangs are covered with Western cedar. This warm wood extends indoors to the ceiling, emphasising the continuation effect from the inside out.

Altair House

This house promotes peacefulness and contemplation of the view. There is now a new shining star in the scenery of Charlevoix.

Altair House

House in Cap-à-l’Aigle – Building Information

Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects
General Contractor: Construction des Grands-Jardins
Photos: Adrien Williams
Year of construction: 2016
Location: Cap-à-l’Aigle

Altair House

Photography: Adrien Williams

Altaïr House in Cap-à-l’Aigle images / information recieved 260916 from Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects





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