A Playful Rural Industrial Aesthetic

A Playful Rural Industrial Aesthetic

Nestled in the vales of the Eastern Townships, near the Vermont border, the Abercorn Chalet is the brainchild of Laurent Guez, designer and partner at Tux Creative. His aim was to create a unique living experience through architecture, embodying contrasts of harmony, open spaces and cozy areas.

From the road, the house looks like a modest contemporary cottage. However it actually consists of four large interconnected modules with several offset façades, each containing ample windows that overlook an in-ground pool and a garage/workshop. “The group of structures is reminiscent of a farm, with a central courtyard and outbuildings,” says Guez.

Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet

“This home represents the sum of my professional experiences, my childlike gaze, my studies at the Ensaama School of Art and Design in Paris, and my travels. It embodies simple but powerful ideas.”

About Tux

Tux is a boutique agency offering integrated design, creative and marketing services. Its team favours a comprehensive design approach and strategic planning process that produces tangible results. It has won several international awards, including Cyber Lions de Cannes, CRÉA, Bees Awards, Brand Innovators and A.R.E. Design Awards.

About Guillaume Kuckuka

An accredited architect in both France and Quebec, Guillaume Kuckuka has worked with agencies and private clients in Montreal since 2011, including C2 Montréal, GsmProject, Cirque du Soleil and the McCord Museum.

Guillaume likes to design places in their inhabitants’ image. The Abercorn project is the direct result of interviews with its owners.

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