design et al are delighted to announce that Cittolin Polli & Associés SA have been shortlisted for Ski Chalet Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.
This project was a guest chalet situated in the Swiss Alps and worked in accordance with the typical codes of the local constructions in a contemporary way. The property was built in 2015 on a plot next to the main chalet. The specification consisted of building a new chalet while integrating it into the architecture of the existing property. The two chalets had to be linked on parts to the lower level by the parking and basement and other parts by an outside walkway connecting the two balconies of the chalet.The lower floor contains the leisure rooms (cinema room, bar area, ski room) which can be accessed through both the main and the guest chalet. The upper areas include 2 guest rooms and a large master bedroom which occupies the top floor, benefiting from the best views and warmth of the sunshine. The spirit of the interior is a reflection of the existing chalet while working on a style particular to itself. The kitchen is an integral part of the day space, it creates a kind of niche that gives it an intimate side. The kitchen was meant to be dark in order to create contrast with the old-wood walls and framework. Brilliant and metallic materials have been favoured to bring light, shine and brilliance to the space.
Cittolin Polli & Associes worked on the traditional spirit of the Swiss chalet awakened by a few contemporary touches in order to bring depth and dynamic to the space. The different pieces have been worked in such a way as to obtain large while enjoying a certain intimacy. The end result is a gentle mix between tradition, originality, innovation and characterful materials with lighting bringing the space to life.