Altaïr House

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Perched over the city of Malbaie in Cap-à-l’Aigle, Canada, is the impressive body of the Altaïr House.  This brain-child of the architectural firm Bourgeois/Lechasseur was manufactured by Alumilex, Maxiforest.

Altaïr means “Flying Eagle” and the sweeping “V” shape along with its long wings gives it the impression of flight.  The house is closed to its northern view and is discretely placed away from the street, featuring two floors purposely misaligned, to improve the scenic views from its many glass facades.  The outer areas are covered in stone-gray wooden facing, with the protected areas complimenting this hue with warm Western Cedar.  The cantilevered second floor faces out over the river and provides unfettered views of the horizon.  Below, the first floor offers a guest wing with the hall facing out over the pool.  Of course there’s a pool.

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