situated a several ways absent from sq. saint-louis in montreal, ‘la doyenne’ by naturehumaine is a renovation and enlargement challenge of a victorian household designed in 1887. the canadian architecture studio has additional an aluminum-clad extension in the backyard of the property, which preserves the occupants’ privateness from the superior-density surroundings. various flooring degree variations determine the home’s inside, which is conceived as a steady room complete with a palette of both equally noble elements, such as the oak floors and wood furnishings, and raw types, like the stainless-steel counter tops.all visuals by raphaël thibodeau
naturehumaine’s ‘la doyenne’ is situated in a superior-density built ecosystem characteristic of the plateau mont royal, which posed a challenge on how to maintain the privateness of its occupants whilst incorporating an extension in the backyard. the remedy is an aluminum-clad volume, whose envelope integrates various gadgets aimed at preserving privacy while allowing for mild to enter. the steel blades in front of the bed room window as properly as solid steel panels on the facet windows lessen lateral sights, while skylights and stairwells allow zenithal light-weight inside the home’s coronary heart.
just one enters the property by means of the dwelling place, positioned fifty percent a amount above the street, to access the backyard, a little recessed into the yard. this intervention aims to create a height offset in relation to the stage of the neighboring terraces whilst reinforcing the verticality of the inside volumes. as these, the eating space and kitchen area look as double-peak spaces.
‘”the doyenne” capitalizes on the density of its environment to unveil a undertaking that is intimately integrated into its ecosystem,’ notes naturehumaine. ‘spread more than four amounts, its interior spatiality is a continual space accentuating the conversation among the pieces of the residence.’
the centerpiece inside the household is a majestic staircase at the entrance, which has been preserved and restored. two additional staircases have been additional: just one that connects the dwelling space to the dining room and a second, an helicoidal staircase that leads to the roof terrace. both of those are united by their imperial green tone inspired by the record of the creating.