Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates

© Christian Lalonde

Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates

Overlooking a beautiful river valley, the Chelsea Hill House is a small residence clad with industrial concrete blocks facade in an unconventional manner, the rough material is arranged in a pinwheel pattern yielding a playful façade throwing deep shadows.

Architects: Kariouk Associates
Location: Chelsea, Québec, Canada
Photography: Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studios

Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates
© Christian Lalonde
Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates
© Christian Lalonde
Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates
© Christian Lalonde

The spaces most used by the teenagers are all placed on the ground level, the formal areas of the house, the primary living level is perceived to float lightly above the serene vista beyond.

Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates
© Christian Lalonde
Chelsea Hill House by Kariouk Associates
© Christian Lalonde

Inspiration from architect:

The logistical challenge was to create within a small home a segregation of spaces for the very different habits of teenagers and adults while avoiding choppy spaces.