Cool Spaces: Dômes Charlevoix

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These luxury eco-friendly domes blend into their natural surroundings in the mountainous woodlands of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in Canada.

The Dômes Charlevoix eco-resort was designed by Canadian architecture firm Bourgeois/Lechasseur architectes. The initial phase of this experimental project is the construction of three prototype domes, with plans to expand the tourist project into larger developments, while keeping the dwellings discreet, natural and unobtrusive.

Each dome is set on a wooden patio and houses a private spa that overlooks the surrounding forests. The structures are made from canvas, insulating heat with built-in fireplaces for chillier days. The concrete floor also aids in insulation, while south-facing windows give natural light.

The kitchen is a sleek and streamlined area in the centre of the dome, while a second bedroom is located up a staircase.

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