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The Dynamic And Flexible Living Space of La Luge

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In the midst of a snow covered forest in Quebec lies La Luge. At first glance, the building looks fairly small, but this compact cabin makes up for it’s small stature by being a bit clever…

Various sliding doors throughout the structure separate the major sections of the building. These sliding doors don’t just serve as walls between rooms, they have another purpose. When left open they combine rooms together and expand the living spaces within. This ability to dynamically alter the shapes of rooms is essential to the building’s primary function. The architects at YH2 Architecture had a requirement to build La Luge to house a large number of guests.

La Luge makes clever and efficient use of a small living space and that’s why it’s earned a place here on Dwellism.

La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin

The single pitch roof makes the roof more durable and weather resistant which is perfect for the harsh Quebec winters.

La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin

The spa occupies about a third of the usable area and is surrounded by dense foliage to preserve it’s privacy.

La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin

The floating fireplace fits nicely with the living area and further emphasizes the idea of efficiency.

La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin

The walls are primarily composed of cedar, oak and walnut. These somewhat lighter colored woods combine to create a pleasant and warm contrast with the surrounding darker wood of the forest.


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