Maison Glissade (Ski Chalet)

Set on a narrow lot in a private ski club development in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, this hpuse is concieved as a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional chalet. Its form retains the convention of a gable roof, yet is reduced to an elegant two storey volume in which the top floor slides forward, engaging an adjacent ski hill on axis with the chalet. The cantilever of the upper volume embodies a kinetic energy likened to that of a leading ski or a skier propelled in a forward trajectory. The lower level counter balances this movement with a rhythmic pattern of solid and void.
Architect: AKB - Atelier Kastelic Buffey.

Photography: Peter A. Sellar /

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William Schreiber added this to Stair Rails26 September 2018

face-mount the brackets to the wall substrate before it’s finished and cut the finish to fit around it. With gypsum board and plaster finishes, this is relatively straightforward (although finishing around the brackets is tricky). Both methods involve additional expense, but of the two, the sleeved bracket is generally simpler and less expensive.

Matt Blair added this to ASPOTOGAN1 September 2018

Simple natural stairs/railing. White walls MV gorgeous

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