gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living
gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living
mar 01, 2014
gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living


gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living
photo by shai gil

 

 

 

designed by two toronto-based architects from canadian practice CS&P architects, this chalet in collingwood functions as a weekend retreat for the designers’ respective families. the dwelling’s location allows its inhabitants to take advantage of the area’s range of seasonal activities, which include skiing, golfing, and hiking.

 

the concept behind the home was to create an open plan, second level living space that had large areas of glazing for natural light. the expansive use of glass also offers panoramic views across the picturesque landscape. keeping the building’s form, structure and materials simple, the house consists of two sheds with gable ends reminiscent of local barn structures. the shed’s end walls look east and west, oriented towards the rising and setting sun. the property is heated entirely with an in-floor, gas fired, radiant system, while a green roof provides additional insulation.

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gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living designboom
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gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living designboom
photo by shai gil

gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living designboom
photos by shai gil

gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living designboom
photo by shai gil

gabled collingwood chalet provides escape from city living designboom
photo by shai gil

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