SPAHAUS – a project of 26 contemporary chalets

October 9, 2013

Fraternité-sur-Lac presents SPAHAUS , a project of 26 contemporary chalets located on Lac Supérieur (Mont-Tremblant), available in 2014 For the first time in its fifteen-year history, YH2 architects agree to take part in real estate project The House Fraternité-sur-Lac is proud to announce preliminary details and share inaugural images of SPAHAUS, a project of 26 contemporary chalets designed by YH2 Architecture. Taken aback by the site’s remarkable location and the developer’s vision, the Montreal architectural design firm – renowned for its work both at home and abroad over the past fifteen years – agreed to apply its creative know-how to a real estate project for the first time in its history. Main Room- First Floor Adaptable according to the number of bedrooms and the optional inclusion of a spa and sauna, SPAHAUS democratizes access to contemporary, imaginative architectural design that’s in keeping with the Lac Supérieur environment, located 10 minutes away from the Mont-Tremblant ski station’s northern slope and the Mont-Tremblant National Park. Bedroom – Second Floor “With SPAHAUS, we want to allow future buyers to set up home in an architectural residence that’s both creative and functional, but above all, that is affordable and only available in a limited supply,” says project developer Michel Beaulieu. “In that sense, we consider ourselves privileged to have convinced YH2 to dream up these contemporary, luxurious spaces, designed while keeping nature and the values of Fraternité-sur-Lac in mind.” Sauna “It took many months of hard work, observation and fleshing out numerous proposals before settling on the final SPAHAUS concept – buildings that provide the intimacy and connection to nature that one would expect of a home spa,” recalls architect Loukas Yiacouvakis, a YH2 partner along with Marie-Claude Hamelin. YH2 Architecture – Loukas Yiacouvakis & Marie Claude Hamelin SPAHAUS is made up of 26 chalets laid out to blend into the natural undulating contours of the site, and positioned in such a way as to mask the other chalets’ construction. Built using a combination of concrete and wood, the units’ large window design provides an optimal amount of light and a stunning vista of the natural surroundings, in the spirit of contemporary Scandinavian design. Fraternité-sur-Lac – Michel Beaulieu On the ground floor, each chalet has a large rectangular space comprised of the living room and the spa, on top of which rests a small wooden cottage, designed with one or two bedrooms. The integration of the ground floor into the land’s natural slope renders the building’s concrete foundation practically invisible to the other cottages. From the site, all that’s visible are the 26 small wooden houses resting on flat roof patios, made up of minerals and plants – these gardens of lush greenery boast heart-stopping vistas of the forest, leading to the lake below. “ Level 1 ,2 – 3D We’ve created 26 human-scale spaces, which are agreeable to live in and take us back to the essence of what a chalet ought to be: a place for replenishing and becoming one with nature, a welcoming environment where one feels at ease with oneself and others,” adds Loukas Yiacouvakis.

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