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Studio Razavi Architecture : Chalet

Not far from the ski resort of La Clusaz, the architects of Studio Razavi agency deliver a shelter of 200 square meters spread over three levels. A reinterpretation of the vernacular codes of the Manigod valley cottage (74).

For this project, the agency Razavi inherited a very steep ground already excavated by the previous owner who had not been able to continue the construction of his house. From the outset, the architects wished to establish a relationship of trust with the town hall which, in its urban policy, is very keen to perpetuate the local constructive tradition without fixing it. In order to revive the valley and its building, the aediles have drawn up a set of specifications designed to reinterpret the architectural features of the area, which has been a source of inspiration and a basis for designers.

The project thus resumes the constructive codes of the vintage. The ground floor consists, for example, of a contemporary concrete version of the manigod valley, traditionally built and almost blind. Above this level of dormitories, the prime contractors have positioned a raised ground floor, in which there are five other rooms, topped by the living rooms positioned under a two-sided roof. An inverted plan - with a night area in the lower floors - that allows the vast attic room to enjoy the best view of the house on the mountain, especially thanks to a large bay window extended by a terrace arranged under the roof, As is usually done in the area - where a cantilever would accumulate snow.

With its concrete base and its two upper levels overhanging wooden, a chalet of a new kind people henceforth this Haute-Savoie valley.

Project title : Chalet
City, Country: Manigod (74)
Project ownership: private
Mastery of work : Studio Razavi Architecture
Area : 200 m2
Cost of works: NC
Calendar : 2016 delivery

Photographs: Olivier-Martin Gambier

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Housing - House

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et from Razavi Architecture Studio

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