atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario
atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario
apr 02, 2013

atelier kastelic buffey: maison glissade, ontario

‘maison glissade’ by atelier kastelic buffey, ontario, canadaimage © shai gill




designed by local firm atelier kastelic buffey, a ski chalet at the base of a canadian ski resort opts to appropriate a gabled, richly grained architectural vernacular rather than manifesting romanticized ideas of a snowy getaway home. the result is a dynamic barn-like form that offers a family of five a simple and clear living space unimpeded by exposed beams or dividing walls.

exterior view of the recessed terrace image © peter sellar




modest in scale and small in footprint, the light-filled home is characterized by a minimal gable that informs the interior. while the ground floor is relegated to a large mudroom surrounded by simple bedrooms, the nexus of activity takes place under the open-plan second storey. reinforced by a steel frame, the upper floor opens at each end to provide views of the ski slope toward the south and the valley flanking the northern side of the home, while serving to visually open the space and admit ample daylight. the exterior expertly employs a limited material palette of cedar, concrete and pre-finished grey aluminum.

interior view shows a well-lit dining room and kitchenimage © shai gill



project info:


project name: maison glissadelocation: town of the blue mountains, ontario, canadaprincipal use: single family homearchitect: atelier kastelic buffey (AKB)project architects: kelly buffey, robert kastelicproject team: artur kobylanski, terry sin, caileigh mackeller, jonathan lim, sabrina richardproject area: 223 sqm

  • lovely

    dbkii says:
  • Collingwood, Ontario – a ski chalet – snow – but no fireplace! An opportunity missed.

    Philip says:
  • Fireplace??? Fireplace?
    We Don’t Need No stinking Fireplace…

    Dan says:
  • A little bit sterile for my taste, but still a beautiful and seemingly functional home!

    Erik says:
  • This house is beautiful. We are currently building a house in Iceland and we are considering a cedar cladding and let it weather and become gray. Has your house turned silver-gray now after 4 years of weathering? We are also thinking about windows and doors from Pro Tec in dark grey. Do you know the name or number of the color on the dark grey window units in your house? Enjoy your house!! With best regards. Hlíf

    Hlif Steingrimsdottir says:

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