Crossover Appeal In Montreal By Naturehumaine

diagram

 

To make the most of its narrow site, the main level of each 3-bedroom unit features an open-plan with double height spaces.

Generous islands in the minimal white kitchens become prominent elements of the space, further highlighting the angular nature of the floor plan.

 

kitchen

 

In these multi-level dwellings of around 1500 square feet, warm wooden stairways wrapped in black expanded metal ascend to the upper levels, punctuated by a vivid yellow bookcase where the stairway opens onto an office space, creating division from the bedrooms.

The third floor, where the master suite is contained, is segmented differently to encompass the full-width of the lot.

 

stairway

upstairs

 

The 75 degree angle where the lot meets the street is echoed in the building form.

While the steel clad volumes of the upper levels make the building stand out, the first level is clad in bricks which complement the neighbourhood vernacular.

 

exterior

Photographs reproduced courtesy of Adrien Williams

 

The signature mix of materials and dynamic volumes of this project can be seen in other projects by Naturehumaine, featured in previous articles on houseporn.ca in Sorel, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard and Montreal.

Want to learn more? Find out more on this inventive firm by linking to Naturehumaine.


Written by Miranda Corcoran, a Toronto-based designer currently studying Industrial Design at OCAD University.

Posted In: Quebec

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