Architect and interior designer: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIES
Cost consultant: J. PAGET EURL
Structure: GIRALDON INGENIERIE
Building services: MONT BLANC INGENIERIE
Facade: DVVD INGENIEURS ARCHITECTES DESIGNERS
Wood: CONCEPT BOIS STRUCTURE
Lighting: MDF DESIGN
Acoustics: INGENIERIE ACOUSTIQUE
Geotechnic: EQUATERRE GEOTECHNIQUE
Landscaper: NEVEUX ROUYER PAYSAGISTES
Control office: ALPES CONTROLES
Executive Project Supervisor: PCM
Construction and interior design of a private chalet.
With its contemporary shape and respect for local architecture, the Cry Chalet is perfectly integrated into its environment. In osmosis with the landscape of the town of Megeve and its surroundings, it finds its rightful position on its plot, following the contours of the land.
The architectural approach of the project consists in positioning two roofs whose ridge lines are oriented on the two cardinal axes west-east and south-north, in order to establish views on the most remarkable landscapes of the site and of the region. These two roofs, which in reality form only one, accommodate a programme composed of two volumes.
Simple, continuous and orthogonal, the volumes respect the traditional typology of the chalet, as do the materials chosen: the base is made up of noble materials such as stone (dry-stone type), the superstructure is made up of wooden cladding (dark stained), the roofs are made up of slate-anthracite stone.
The interior design is in line with the architectural continuity of the exterior. The spa is clad, for the floors and walls, with stones similar in appearance to those of the slate base. The horizontal rhythm of the large pergola, to the west, finds its continuity in the wall pattern of the panelling in the room adjoining this exterior element. Thus, the interior/exterior interplay is permanent. On the upper floor, this continuity is ensured by the large full-height openings allowing the underside of the eaves to enter these high volumes.
For this project, the agency carried out extensive research into panelling finishes, which refer to the architectural lexicon of the mountains while being contemporary.