La Luge by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes
- Caroline Kurze
La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest in La Conception, Canada. It was designed by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes. Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area.
While La Luge is as a compact scheme meant to accommodate a large number of guests, the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom. The project is made out of two embracing volumes set on different levels –one dark, one light, thus creating distinct spaces, freely merging one into the other. In this wood shell made of essences of cedar, oak and walnut, the atmosphere is soft but bright, soothing.