What do you do with an awkward building and a set of seemingly impossible programmatic requirements for its renovation? The Menuires Ski Resort Apartment is the solution to modernizing a tricky 1965 cabin with walls in all of the wrong places.
The H2O Architectes of France opted to manipulate the existing lodge in a way that would not meddle with the structure but maximize on usable space. It was not an easy exercise. A clever built-in system of bunk beds, shelves and even a couch was incorporated into two sides of the flat, producing a dramatic curved wall. This provides the illusion of space and guides an efficient new scheme of circulation. Bathroom and kitchen units were incorporated compactly into the Menuires Ski Resort Apartment in a way that optimizes the outdoor views and integrates the luxuries of temporary wood-clad chalet living.
This Menuires Ski Resort Apartment Compartmentalizes its Occupants
1. Compact Living - Designing living spaces that maximize the use of available area by incorporating innovative built-in systems.
2. Efficient Circulation - Creating an easy and uncomplicated flow of movement in a space by strategically placing furniture and using the shape of the room to guide it.
3. Luxury Integration - Integrating elements of luxurious living into compact spaces to maximize comfort and functionality.
1. Architecture - Innovative design concepts and building techniques can help architects bring an increased level of convenience and practicality into small living spaces.
2. Furniture - Manufacturing furniture with a compact and multi-functional design can help people live large in small spaces while still maintaining convenience and comfort.
3. Tourism and Hospitality - Luxury integration that maximizes the comfort and functionality of small spaces can be attractive to the tourism and hospitality sector where such accommodation options could be offered as holiday rentals or serviced apartments.