Aperture in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France by Chevallier Architectes

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A front facade of two story house features many bay windows and overhang roof.

Location: Chamonix Mont-Blanc France
Architect: Renaud Chevallier
Design crew: David Castagna, Thibault Forissier, Sophie Rubin
Challenge completion: 2021
Photographer: Solène Renault

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About Chevallier Architectes
Chevallier Architectes’ story begins greater than 60 years in the past when Henri Chevallier and his associate determined to place their abilities and mixed energies on the service of the financial and social growth of the Chamonix Valley. Single and collective dwellings, public/industrial/industrial buildings.

The insatiable curiosity and thirst for information of the Knights, transmitted from era to era. Nothing is left to likelihood.

Dwelling structure as an artwork type, we’re continuously in search of modern concepts to make initiatives distinctive. Working with gentle, mixing wooden/metallic/glass supplies, harmonious integration, and respectful of the setting for unparalleled work.

“I used to be going to stroll within the footsteps of my grandfather” – that was the motivation of the architect when he agreed to renovate this residence constructed by his grandfather, additionally an architect.

And with a very emotional dedication, the grandson started a up to date reinterpretation of the primary residence, two generations aside.

The challenge can also be a gathering, a session between architect and shopper; a shopper himself concerned in building and holding a vigorous viewpoint.

The latter is dedicated from the begin to being the perfect shopper, and he endeavors to display his availability, reliability, funding and, in fact, his excessive requirements. It was a strong session with sustained commitments.

With the assistance of latest technological options, the architect was in a position to “body” the views and place openings of their preferrred positions. A everlasting body on a quiet setting.

The challenges had been ample. It was essential to combine the modernity of the gear and the networks, whereas holding unique components, together with a warmth pump, an elaborate residence automation, air-con, LED lighting and to make the most of completely different supplies which the company had not beforehand used, together with leather-based and brass.

Lastly, the utmost measurement for one of many many bay home windows was attained. At present, we couldn’t see the way to design a bigger one.

The architect will full the challenge based mostly on two belongings: the primary is shut session with an distinctive shopper, as anticipated; the second is the pleasure of extending the challenge of his grandfather, whereas preserving an genuine architectural heritage that’s at the moment not possible, as within the case of constructing a home with a pitched roof.

Aperture in English, which in images defines the opening of the lens by which the sunshine passes to enter the digital camera. It is sort of a “pupil”, which opens and closes to vary the quantity of sunshine passing by it.