Résidence Mont Sainte-Anne
By : Amiot Bergeron/architecture+design+urbain
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Cottage & Country House : Silver Certification
Mont Ste-Anne residence : an inspiring rebirth
Thanks to a major fire, destroying the roof and the interiors, this moutain residence was able to transform into a completely different architectural expression; the main volume of stones, present inside and out, has been brought to light thanks to a new layout. The partitionned ground floor has been completely opened up by repositioning the kitchen and the staircase volume made of steel and glass. The concentration of theses functions in the center of the house enhanced the presence of the stone walls.
This layout allows for fluid circulation patterns, an essential for a paraplegic occupant. The design has integrated concerns for autonomy, without ever conceding to the desired aesthetics; adapted kitchen, accessible bathrooms, sliding doors, circulation allowing rotations and impact resistant materials. The training room, with a walk-through shower and a sauna, offers a spa worthy ambiance.
This dark house has become a vessol of light that plays with different textures; the redesigned lighting becomes an architectural element defining space. The choice of noble materials allows a natural cohabitation with the stone; the color palette derives from this blend of materials.
The simplicity of the conceptual approach contributed to the harmonization of traditional architecture, modernity and the specificity of this family’s lifestyle.