Les Cabanes du Lac

23. October 2018
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire (All photographs courtesy of v2com)

This program, featuring 58 apartments and 2 shops, forms part of the development of the ZAC des Bords du Lac, Quartier Nouvel Aix, an exceptional, 15-hectare site connecting the historic heart of Aix-les-Bains with Lac du Bourget.

Project: Les Cabanes du Lac, 2018
Program: 58-unit apartment building + 2 shops
Client: Constructa
Developer: SAS 73
Architect: PietriArchitectes
Project Manager: VRD Epode
HVAC Engineer: Iliade
Environmental Engineer: Iliade
Engineering Inspector: Alpes Contrôle
Landscape Architect: Big Bang
Environmental Certification: Effinergie+/NF Residential HQE
Gross Floor Area: 3,700 m2

Photo: Kevin Dolmaire

Contained in a regulated space defined by step-like volumetrics, the project has a heart of green, highlighted from the street by the design of the entranceway. The natural materials chosen, like zinc and wood, marry perfectly with this exceptional site by the lake in Aix-les-Bains.

Photo: Kevin Dolmaire

The architectural design took its inspiration from children’s tree houses and serves to confirm the close connection between the project and the sky. The two apartments on stilts, suspended, marking the entrance to the building, put the garden into perspective and infuse the project with a strong identity that offers residents a living space with a unique set of volumes.

Photo: Kevin Dolmaire

Perfectly integrating into its environment and open towards the lake and the mountains, the building, attired in materials that match the site perfectly, adeptly calls upon solids and voids to create elegant plays of light and substance.

Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire
Photo: Kevin Dolmaire

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