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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.

Saint-André Residence in Montreal, Canada by _naturehumaine architecture et design

 
July 24th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: _naturehumaine architecture et design

The Saint-André residence is located on a heritage street of Le Plateau Mont-Royal, and the project consisted in adding a modern extension on the back alley side while retaining the character of the built environment on the street side. We transformed the early-20th-century duplex into a single-family dwelling, with the intent of creating a bright, open-space house.

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: _naturehumaine architecture et design
  • Project: Saint-André Residence
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • General Contractor: Sienna Construction
  • Completion Date: June 2016

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The extension allowed for the addition, on the ground floor, of a vast kitchen that opens up on the garden, and on the second floor, of a cantilever master suite built on the corner of the house. This protruding structure creates intimacy in the night spaces as well as a dynamic volume above the yard.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The back of the house is mostly covered in red brick as a reminder of the materiality of the existing house, and the siding for the cantilever is made of black layered fiber cement panels cut in diamond shapes, which creates a contrast between the modern cantilever structure and the historic red brick.

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Two wide skylights installed in double-height spaces provide natural light in the centre of the house. In order to structure space and add accents of materiality as well as textures to the house, three volumes have been covered with walnut wood, and another, with white rods.

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

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Image Courtesy © _naturehumaine architecture et design

Image Courtesy © _naturehumaine architecture et design

Image Courtesy © _naturehumaine architecture et design

Image Courtesy © _naturehumaine architecture et design

Image Courtesy © _naturehumaine architecture et design

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