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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.

Hotel-de-Ville Residence in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Microclimat

 
May 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

A large rooted tree sets the ground for an expansion project to a centennial home.

A low-impact intervention

Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal, a centennial home welcomes a family who wish to breathe new life into their space and establish a new dialogue with its surrounding environment. With a vision to respect the home’s original character and preserve the large poplar rooted in the backyard, Microclimat designed a low-impact intervention for an addition that would occupy a small portion of the garden. This new space would blossom from the home through two new large openings in the existing brick wall.

Back facade with poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Back facade with poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Microclimat
  • Project: Hotel-de-Ville Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams 
  • Structural engineer: Geniex
  • General contractor: Paquet construction urbaine
  • Square footage: 1700 SF
  • Project end date: 2015

View from laneway, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

View from laneway, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The expanded architecture—an intermediate area between the yard and the living quarters—offers a newfound flow of space and light in the home without compromising intimacy. Through the fluid transition resides a sharp contrast between the modern addition and the home’s original design from 1885, one that is further accentuated by the addition of a light steel staircase that serves as a filter between the interior and exterior spaces.

View from Hotel-de-Ville, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

View from Hotel-de-Ville, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Back facade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Back facade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

This staircase connects the spaces and allows a complete reorganization of the home’s original interior design, all while representing the verticality of the tree, thus reinforcing the relationship between the home and its roots. Two sunrooms located near the new wooden windows of the refurbished space offer a comfortable reading space near the yard, providing the family with the opportunity to enjoy the surrounding environment year round.

Mezzanine and poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Mezzanine and poplar, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Kitchen and living room, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Kitchen and living room, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

A cantilevered mezzanine

Perched on the peak of the new space, the mezzanine is home to the master bedroom, with direct access to a new rooftop terrace. This mezzanine is cantilevered on both sides of the home and yard, floating quite literally over the neighbouring homes and minimizing the modifications made to the original structure.

Kitchen and dining room, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Kitchen and dining room, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Passage between the old house and the new space, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Passage between the old house and the new space, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The Hôtel-de-Ville residence shows the potential of considered architectural interventions to rethink the purpose of a space by establishing a new connection to its surroundings, in this case the shared roots between a centennial home and a poplar tree.

Steel staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Steel staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

New view framed by an existing opening, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

New view framed by an existing opening, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Architecture Microclimat

Founded in 2013, Microclimat is a budding firm whose work ethos is grounded in the principle that architecture and the environment in which it evolves, are perpetually feeding one another.

2nd floor staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

2nd floor staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Master bedroom (mezzanine), Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Master bedroom (mezzanine), Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Master bedroom (mezzanine), Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Master bedroom (mezzanine), Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

2nd floor study space, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

2nd floor study space, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Staircase, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

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