Dômes Charlevoix, designed by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects, is a new concept of four seasons, eco-luxurious accommodations located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, next to the Massif de Charlevoix, near Quebec City, Canada.
The three Dômes Charlevoix represent the ﬁrst phase of a larger tourist project and blend in harmoniously with the wooded and mountainous landscape of the Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. Each dome is located on the mountainside and almost seamlessly integrates into the landscape.
According to the architects, it is a true invitation to experience luxury in the mountains, in harmony with nature and its elements. Hidden between the trees, each structure has a radiant concrete ﬂoor that adds a touch of comfort and helps maintain a more uniform temperature inside the domes.
The grey canvas roof and the ﬁreplace create a warm and cosy atmosphere, while a black streamlined service area is set in the centre. The kitchen, the main bed and the bathroom with an Italian shower are also located here, with a boat staircase that leads to a second bedroom above the service area.
The domes can be accessed via a path through the trees from a common parking lot at the entrance. The structure is set on a wooden patio that has a spa overlooking the natural setting. The south-facing windowed areas offer breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence River and maximises exposure to natural light.
Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects describe their work as an approach toward contemporary architecture: realistic, sensitive, and inspired by key features of the landscape, and driven by the will to create innovative projects to the beneﬁt of the user.
The aim, to optimise each of the architectural creations’ viewpoints, let the natural light penetrate deep into the interior, and protect the living spaces from the prevailing winds.