By : APPAREIL Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Residence / Residential Space 1,600 - 5,400 sq.ft. (150 - 500 sq. m.) : Gold Winner
Categories : Special Awards / Wood Featured in an Interior Design Project : Silver Winner
Following a fire, the owners wished to refurbish their 2600 square foot residence in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood. On the program: opening up the ground floor space, optimizing the openings onto the back garden, maximizing natural light and furbishing the basement and second floor to respond to the family’s needs. The project’s identity was inspired by the mingling of cultures between this couple of European and Asian heritage. The home finds balance between a blend of influences, styles and materials. The kitchen was bespoke to respond to the clients’ desire to have a professional, bullet-proof kitchen, that could host and respond to the whole family’s needs. With the aim of creating a friendly and bright space, the opening onto the back garden has been highlighted. On the ground floor, if all the spaces are open onto one another, they are discovered as you progress through the path. Wood paneled screens of Japanese influence punctuate the sequences and create rich sub-spaces that simultaneously dissimulate and reveal. The spaces between the wooden slats and the floor’s grating contribute to the home’s light play. The central staircase was left open to allow the light from the light shaft to cut across all levels down to the basement. It’s steel, wood and glass materiality brings clarity to the space while reinforcing the connection between the different rooms. One of the project’s main components is its integrated furniture, situated on the ground floor.
Architect : APPAREIL Architecture
Photographer : Félix Michaud