Villa Boréale is a residential project made by Cargo Architecture in 2015.
It is positioned in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada.
Villa Boreale by Cargo Architecture:
“The Villa Boréale is a charming contemporary residence situated in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province properly recognized for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking points of view. At the heart of the boreal forest, the Villa is set on a sloped and personal internet site, matching up nicely with the ubiquitous vegetation of the surroundings. The clientele, a dynamic youthful couple in their early thirties, approached the CARGO Architecture crew in purchase to locate an architect who could aid them throughout the building procedure. The collaboration then begun by obtaining the excellent web site within the Municipality of Petite-Rivière-St-François and close to the ski center Le Massif. Becoming concerned as early in the procedure, the architect was in a position to adequately inform his clientele about the different aspects to be regarded and long term impacts of the site decision in the improvement of the undertaking.
The team chose to function on a wooded region at mounting foot, nicely oriented, with a wonderful likely for intimacy. The project’s design and style comes from a worldwide vision: A Scandinavian inspiration, a cottage with clean lines, a modern barn. The supplies in their raw visual appeal influenced the general idea, as nicely as pale tones and normal textures such as wood, concrete and the white colour. The black metal cladding also produces an extraordinary contrast that highlights the smooth matte finish of the steel and the natural grain of the Eastern white cedar. In addition, as the entrance to the site is considerably higher than the home floor level, the decision of putting in the exact same black metal cladding on the roof grew to become clear, in order to provide a neat signage at 1st glance.
Throughout the design and style, the site was quickly uncovered as a strong element of the undertaking. By choosing carefully the spot and dimension of each window, external views have been highlighted, and the ambiance produced by natural light is pleasant throughout the whole day. As for the place of the big sliding door, it was “ pushed “ towards the major interior open room with the intention of subtly separating the inner functions whilst producing a outdoors protected space. All these intentions in the long run aim to capture the essence of this project: the surrounding nature and wildlife. Relating to the plan, the goal to provide a complete of 14 sleeping spots and 3 bathrooms was respected, in spite of the constraints of floor spot, therefore requiring an intelligent and vigilant drafting work. The interior spaces have been designed to simplify circulation even though supplying a sense of grandeur.
The mezzanine also offers a lot of versatility in terms of functions: it is a master bedroom, a playroom for little ones, a reading through corner, a quiet spot to nurse a youthful baby, and so on. A fourth bathroom could even be integrated, in a later phase. The Villa Boréale genuinely is a touristic housing project that can adapt more than time, if the clients’ wants had been to modify. That sensible method of flexibility represents a cornerstone of the practice of CARGO Architecture. The Architect also created the project retaining in thoughts the business factor of the operation, because the customers were hunting to maximise the return on their investment by means of renting (Airbnb, villaboreale.com and other sites). Last but not least, the property can be described as a residence in harmony with the organic context of the boreal forest, and a clear symbol of a contemporary vision of the Quebec cottage: light, nature, purity and simplicity.”
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