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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

IN SUSPENSION in Montreal, Canada by Naturehumaine Architecture

 
May 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Naturehumaine Architecture

The client wants to transform the last two levels of a building to create living spaces for her two athletically inclined children, who are now grown adults. The primary goal is to create a shared living space in which all utilitarian functions are shared but which still allows each person to have privacy. The architectural concept consists in removing the floor currently separating the two levels to create a wide-open space in which two large boxes appear to float in mid-air. These suspended boxes, adorned with unfinished plywood panels, each contain a bedroom and a bathroom. This configuration creates three gaps, each being two floors high; the centre gap becomes a physical exercise room with a pair of gymnastics rings. The whole structure is connected lengthwise by a block that is painted black; the block accommodates different services, including stairways, a shower room and part of the kitchen. A large island with unfinished wood painted white delineates the kitchen space, with sliding lacquered bookshelves underneath the wooden boxes.

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  • Architects: Naturehumaine Architecture
  • Project: IN SUSPENSION
  • Location: Côte-des-Neiges road,  Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Intervention: Interior re-organization
  • Area: 2000sqft
  • Completion Date: 2014

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

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