It’s hard to describe the allure of a weekend astray, surrounded by wilderness, fall leaves and serene, picturesque mountainscapes — but Canadian architects Bourgeois Lechasseur have captured the most visceral aspects of that euphoric idea and implemented them in the Domes Charlevoix.
Charlevoix is the first phase of an impending tourist project set to take form in the Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois near Quebec City — a three dome haven hidden amongst the trees and foliage, and thoughtfully integrated into the French-Canadian countryside. The constructs are set atop wooden foundations, utilizing south-facing windows to maximize natural light, physical immersion, and breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. The interior is adorned in gray canvas and utilizes a blend of concrete, stained wood, and minimalist appliances in order to provide a calm, cozy atmosphere for denizens. The living area of the home gives way to a black, streamlined kitchen space. The main bed, bath, and Italian shower are tucked neatly away, with a boat staircase that leads tenants to a convenient second-floor sleeping area.