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A single dwelling composed of three angular masses connected by a podium base, this wood-clad Quebec chalet is shaped around the trio of sculptural skylights that bathe its interiors in stupendous light. It’s this celestial feature (inspired by the nearby abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, an architectural wonder) and architect Stéphane Rasselet’s reverent use of simple materials like concrete, wood and steel that imbue the whole with a cathedralesque quality. But the home’s coziness and program are what make it the ultimate retreat. The trapezoidal units each encompass a distinct but interconnected zone — for living, sleeping or working — all beautifully lined in cedar and perfectly poised for lake views.

Team Stéphane Rasselet with Fanny Guigon

AZ Awards 2021 Finalist: Chalet au lac Memphremagog

A single dwelling composed of three angular masses connected by a podium base, this wood-clad Quebec chalet is shaped around the trio of sculptural skylights that bathe its interiors in stupendous light.

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2019
People’s ChoiceSingle-Family Houses
Location
Porto Feliz, Brazil
Firm
Studio MK27, Brazil
2014
Award of MeritSingle-Family Houses
Location
Wentworth-Nord, Quebec
Firm
Alain Carle Architecte, Montreal
Team
Alain Carle with Isaniel Lévesque, Jean-François Marceau and Cuong Tran
2021
Award of MeritSingle-Family Houses
Location
Le Var, France
Firm
NADAAA, U.S.