AKB is a is a Toronto-based architecture studio, founded by Robert Kastelic and Kelly Buffey — architects dedicated to the practice and art of building.
Presented below is a project named Alta Chalet. It is located on a flat lot near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development. It was built to serve as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. It hides an open kitchen, dining area, with a private den and access to a large outdoor deck, resembling a homey atmosphere during holiday time.
"Designed with delicate sensitivity to the scale of its neighbouring houses, this project is well integrated into its context while it also offers a distinct interpretation of a conventional ski chalet. The black volume stands boldly in contrast to the snow while the white references the winter program. Implementing a language of contemporary design and elegant detailing applied to the traditional barn typology evolved from our previous projects, the intelligence of this chalet is rooted in its efficiency both spatially and economically,” shared the architects.