Chevallier Architectes Enjoy Further Shortlist Success in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014

Chevallier Architectes have been successfully shortlisted for a second time in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. Chalet Piolet will compete for the Ski Chalet Award.

Chalet Piolet is wonderfully situated in Chamonix, surrounded by other contemporary construction. It stands out as a most exceptional example.


Piolet is the first chalet in all of the French Alps with the same material on the roof and on the wall, revolutionary for new chalets in Chamonix. Entirely heated by geothermal heating and lit with LED lighting, it demonstrates the highest level of construction for the valley of Chamonix and Megeve.


The style is pushing the boundary of contemporary and modern mountain architecture with a very unusual shape – no roof extension and gutters entirely hiden. The interior finish is to the highest level, all designed by the architect. This is the house of the architect!


Piolet is a glass house surrounded by wood. It respects the traditional use of vernacular materials: wood, metal, glass but fully re-interpreted in a modern style.