By : L. McComber - architecture vivante
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Single-Family Home : Silver Certification
Categories : Special Award / Building Renovation : Silver Certification
How to live in the city without compromising high quality outdoor spaces? Located in the heart of the “Cité-Jardin du Tricentenaire”, the small serial house type MC1 takes up the challenge! Rethought from the inside, it is now adapted to the needs of a young family. The strategic transformation of its dormer window increases the living space upstairs while maintaining its original footprint. The compact and functional living spaces on the first floor are organized around a central circulation and offer numerous visual breakthroughs to the outside. The soft and homogeneous palette of interior finishes contrasts with the site’s lush vegetation.
The quality of the intervention is based on its simplicity. In respect with the historical context of this post-war neighborhood, the original features of the small house have been maintained, preserving its charm. The new, very generous openings at the rear transform the residence into a veritable observation and interaction device with the garden. This approach enhances the ideals that founded this low-density urban development, which still serves as a model for rethinking the city… in times of pandemic !
Architect : L. McComber
Photographer : Raphaël Thibodeau
Other : Atelier Tandem