Located in a flood zone along the shore of Lake Saint-Louis, the design of the Langlois-Lessard Residence is a direct response to the interrogations that where raised during the visit to the site.
Chevalier Morales Architectes
Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales founded Chevalier Morales Architectes in 2005. The firm strives to create contemporary architecture that is sensible and responsible on many levels. Their inspiration stems in a broader reading of context, and therefore results in architecture that is rooted in its own cultural territory.
Chevalier Morales is notably known for winning several architectural competitions for institutional and cultural projects: the Saul-Bellow Library (Lachine, 2014), the Maison de la littérature (Québec, 2017), the Drummondville Library (Drummondville, 2017) and the Pierrefonds Library (Montréal, ongoing). The firm also developed awarded residential projects like the Roy-Lawrence House (2014) and the Vallée du Parc Residence (2017).
In recent years, Chevalier Morales Architectes’ work was awarded several prestigious prices and the firm is the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
LOCATION: Montréal, Québec, Canada
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The Vallée du Parc Residence sits in a bucolic valley in Mauricie, a south-central region of Québec. Originally inspired by a reinterpretation of the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the ground-floor plan is shaped by a studied insertion of various terraces and its relation to the automobile.