Chalet Kanata is a minimalist residence situated in Mont-Tremblant, Canada, designed by Atelier L’Abri. This venture was initiated by a shopper’s request for a pet-friendly rental cottage in Mont Tremblant, leading to a compact house that blends performance with a minimalist aesthetic on a small footprint. The cottage, endearingly known as ‘La Area of interest’ by its homeowners, contains a design harking back to a doghouse, subtly integrating into its pure environment. The cabin encompasses a modest space of 650 sq. ft, organized in a sq. structure with one bed room. It features a screened porch, a mixed dwelling and kitchen space, and an exterior scorching tub. Its design prioritizes simplicity, evidenced by a standard gable roof and an arched doorway that provides views of the Boreal Forest. Regardless of its restricted measurement, the cottage achieves a way of spaciousness by its excessive cathedral ceiling and the strategic use of pure mild, which additionally maximizes views of the atmosphere.
The outside is clad in silver-toned wooden, detailed with vertical components, designed to climate over time and harmonize with the native deciduous bushes. The cabin’s design subtly acknowledges its pet-friendly goal, evident in each its general kind and particular inside options, reminiscent of a small arched area throughout the kitchen island. This design philosophy extends to the development strategies employed; the outside partitions are constructed with 2×8 studs, surpassing typical efficiency requirements. This permits for the inclusion of bio-sourced recycled cellulose fiber for insulation, enhancing the constructing’s environmental sustainability. Moreover, the selection of a structural slab basis minimizes the venture’s prices, timeframe, materials use, and environmental affect, aligning with Atelier L’Abri’s dedication to sustainable constructing practices.