As the winter season sets in, Acumen takes you on a journey to discover chalets with exceptional architecture, created in the four corners of the world. In concrete or wood, in a Japanese or Scandinavian style, these high-altitude residences celebrate modernity and the surrounding landscapes!
Design chalets : our selection to love mountain break !
It is in the northern heights of California that architect Casper Mork-Ulnes imagined the Troll Haus, a family refuge with Scandinavian accents. While the exterior structure is clad in tar-coated wood to protect it from the elements, the interior isluminous, thanks to a natural wood decor and large openings to nature.
In the heart of the famous American ski resort of Aspen lies La Muna, a rustic chalet entirely renovated by Chad Oppenheim. Inspired by the Japanese principle of wabi-sabi, the architect chose to keep the imperfections that make the place beautiful. The stone, wood, and steel left untouched reveal this new aura, bothminimalist and in harmony with the landscape.
The Nickisch Walder duo surprises once again with this house nestled in the Swiss Alps. Inspired by the silhouette of the traditional and specific architecture of the region, the studio imagines a radically different construction. Wood is replaced by concrete, which invades the entire residence. From the interior to the exterior, this modern material nevertheless harmonizes with the silver tones of the natural setting.
Located in the Poisson Blanc regional park in Quebec, La Pointe is a minimalist micro-refuge designed by Atelier l’Abri. Its triangular shape is freely inspired by the A-frame constructions popularized in the United States in the 1950s. Conceived as a simple object made of natural materials, La Pointe offers minimalist and functionalspaces in order to turn towards the green environment that surrounds the guest.