Aperture by Chevallier Architectes

The project is also a meeting, a consultation between architect and client; a client himself involved in construction and holding a vigorous viewpoint. The latter is committed from the start to being the ideal client, and he endeavors to demonstrate his availability, reliability, investment and, of course, his high standards. It was a robust consultation with sustained commitments.

Aperture by Chevallier Architects
Photograph © Solène Renault
Aperture by Chevallier Architects
Photograph © Solène Renault
Aperture by Chevallier Architects
Photograph © Solène Renault

With the help of new technological solutions, the architect was able to "frame" the views and position openings in their ideal positions. A permanent frame on a quiet environment.

The challenges were abundant. It was necessary to integrate the modernity of the equipment and the networks, while keeping original parts, including a heat pump, an elaborate home automation, air conditioning, LED lighting and to utilize different materials which the agency had not previously used, including leather and brass.

Aperture by Chevallier Architects
Photograph © Solène Renault

Finally, the maximum size for one of the many bay windows was attained. Today, we could not see how to design a larger one.

The architect will complete the project based on two assets: the first is close consultation with an exceptional client, as expected; the second is the pride of extending the project of his grandfather, while preserving an authentic architectural heritage that is currently no longer feasible, as in the case of building a house with a pitched roof.

Aperture | Project Details

  • Architects: Chevallier Architects
  • Area:  N/A
  • Year:  2021
  • Photographs:  Solène Renault
  • City:  Chamonix Mont-Blanc
  • Country:  France