Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Toronto, Ontario | Since 2004

Maison Glissade

Canada | Completed 2013

Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Set on a narrow corner lot at the base of a ski resort, this 2400 square foot chalet was designed for a family of five. Conceived as a reinterpretation of the traditional ski chalet, the design was inspired by local agrarian building types, namely the barn.

The ground floor efficiently houses bedrooms, bathrooms and a mud room while the upper floor consists of a study, kitchen, dining, living room and exterior balconies. Glazed at either end, the upper level frames a view of the adjacent ski hill on the south and an open field on the north.

Windows on the side elevations are located to enhance cross ventilation and natural light throughout. The continuity of cedar boards claddingboth walls and roof is a technical innovation which enables a clear expression of the design intent.

Design team:

Kelly Buffey, Robert Kastelic, Artur Kobylanski, Terry Sin, Cailiegh McKellar, Jonathan Lim, Sabrina Richard

Project partners:

Construction: Wilson Project Management
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil
Atelier Kastelic Buffey-Maison Glissade
photographer: Shai Gil