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La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes

By Eric Meunier


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Montreal-based studio Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes has completed La Luge project in 2011.

This nearly 1,300 square foot single story secondary home is located in La Conception, a village and municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada.

La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes:

“Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest.

Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.

While La Luge is as a compact scheme meant to accommodate a large number of guests, the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom, more or less opened onto the main living spaces.

The project is made out of two embracing volumes set on different levels –one dark, one light, thus creating distinct spaces, freely merging one into the other.

In this wood shell made of essences of cedar, oak and walnut, the atmosphere is soft but bright, soothing.”

Photos by: Francis Pelletier

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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