The SÉPAQ Embraces Scandinavian Design with their Oxygène Cabins – Azure Magazine

Walter S. Timmons

Not all outdoorsy travellers relish the rugged accommodations of a tent or log cabin. Recognizing this, SÉPAQ (the governmental arm that oversees Quebec’s parks) and Lac Saint-Joseph resort Station Touristique Duchesnay decided to replace all of the latter’s detached half-century-old cabins — 14 rustic cottages painted bright yellow, clashing with one another and their surroundings — with sleek chalets that offer all the accoutrements of a modern home. A collaboration between Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes and Coarchitecture, the 14 new Oxygène cabins bring the site up to date while blending it in with nature.

“We endeavoured to integrate the new constructions into the landscape for a more coherent look,” says Olivier…

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