Architecture | 27 Set 2016
PEACEFULNESS AND CONTEMPLATION
Cloaked by an immense blanket of trees, this house - whose name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation - is a mystery in the scenery of Charlevoix. With an original form in "V" and long facades that are suspended over nature, the building is characterized by a voluntary misalignment that allows contemplation of the landscape. Taking advantage of the surroundings, the architects of Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes designed the whole house in order to take full advantage of its prime location. They installed huge windows - offering stunning views of the horizon -, built a vast terrace on the roof of the lower floor and a cement pool, which seems to extend out to the river.
Located in the region of Cap-à-l`Aiglem, in Charlevoix, the Altaïr House promotes peacefulness and contemplation of the view in an idyllic setting.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Adrien Williams