By : RÉNO M3
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Residence / Residential Space 1,600 - 5,400 sq.ft. (150 - 500 sq. m.) : Silver Certification
The complete demolition of a traditional shoebox house, transformed into a new townhouse type duplex, enhances this family-oriented Montreal neighborhood. The raising of the building, the creation of a half-basement and the realization of English courtyards allows the extension of the interior towards the exterior, these architectural elements improve the quality of life of the basement dwelling. The claddings used were also carefully chosen. For example, the brick used in the façade allows a dialogue with the surrounding buildings. The light-coloured metal cladding in the inner courtyard increases the natural luminosity felt on 2 levels of the townhouse. The use of the two claddings such as brick and cedar coloured metal cladding positioned horizontally on the front façade creates a dynamic and warm tone on tone and by doing so allows the building to be treated as a unit and not two entities. This aspect of the design gives character to the building, while making it unique.We could summarize the design aspects of this building in three ways: through the natural light (thanks to the large amount of windows), the communicating living areas and the interior courtyard.Our aesthetic solutions, based on clean lines, must obviously respond to current tastes and needs. Our aesthetic solutions, based on clean lines, must obviously respond to current tastes and needs. They must also allow the space to last for years and never be at the expense of comfort.
General Contractor : RENO M3
Architect : Jean-Luc Baldassari