Maison Glissade (Ski Chalet) contemporary-exterior
 

Maison Glissade (Ski Chalet)

Set on a narrow lot in a private ski club development in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, this hpuse is concieved as a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional chalet. Its form retains the convention of a gable roof, yet is reduced to an elegant two storey volume in which the top floor slides forward, engaging an adjacent ski hill on axis with the chalet. The cantilever of the upper volume embodies a kinetic energy likened to that of a leading ski or a skier propelled in a forward trajectory. The lower level counter balances this movement with a rhythmic pattern of solid and void.
Architect: AKB - Atelier Kastelic Buffey.

Photography: Peter A. Sellar / www.photoklik.com
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September 19, 2013
Jasmine Calleja wrote:
Love the gable roof and timber cladding! When was it designed/built?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

This ski chalet in Ontario, designed by AKB, makes it a bit tricky to find the front door. Is it up the stairs on the left? That was my first guess, assuming the top floor is the main living area and the lower floor is where the bedrooms are located. That assumption about stacking is accurate, but the entry location is incorrect.

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light wood with black mullion makes me think of sweden
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Nice clean lines. I like the idea of an extended roofline covering a small metal grate deck
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December 25, 2013
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September 10, 2013
Basic simple sloped roof house. Maison Glissade (Ski Chalet), Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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Cabaña
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June 30, 2013
Walk up living area with expansive windows. Downstairs berms.
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all the windows on the front
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May 20, 2013
This ski chalet in Ontario, designed by AKB, makes it a bit tricky to find the front door. Is it up the stairs on the left? That was my first guess, assuming the top floor is the main living area and the lower floor is where the bedrooms are located. That assumption about stacking is accurate, but the entry location is incorrect.
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great extended gable
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my future coutnry home!
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