found a number of ways away from sq. saint-louis in montreal, ‘la doyenne’ by naturehumaine is a renovation and expansion job of a victorian home crafted in 1887. the canadian architecture studio has included an aluminum-clad extension in the backyard of the dwelling, which preserves the occupants’ privacy from the high-density surroundings. many ground amount variants outline the home’s inside, which is conceived as a continual space comprehensive with a palette of equally noble materials, such as the oak floors and picket home furnishings, and raw types, like the stainless-steel countertops.all visuals by raphaël thibodeau
naturehumaine’s ‘la doyenne’ is situated in a large-density constructed environment characteristic of the plateau mont royal, which posed a problem on how to preserve the privacy of its occupants although incorporating an extension in the backyard. the option is an aluminum-clad quantity, whose envelope integrates a number of units aimed at preserving privacy when allowing mild to enter. the steel blades in front of the bed room window as well as good metal panels on the facet windows cut down lateral sights, whilst skylights and stairwells enable zenithal mild inside of the home’s heart.
a single enters the home through the dwelling home, found fifty percent a level earlier mentioned the street, to arrive at the yard, a bit recessed into the backyard. this intervention aims to generate a height offset in relation to the amount of the neighboring terraces while reinforcing the verticality of the inside volumes. as these, the dining room and kitchen appear as double-peak spaces.
‘”the doyenne” capitalizes on the density of its environment to unveil a task that is intimately built-in into its atmosphere,’ notes naturehumaine. ‘spread above four degrees, its interior spatiality is a continuous area accentuating the conversation amongst the parts of the residence.’
the centerpiece within the dwelling is a majestic staircase at the entrance, which has been preserved and restored. two a lot more staircases have been added: one that connects the dwelling area to the dining place and a next, an helicoidal staircase that sales opportunities to the roof terrace. the two are united by their imperial inexperienced tone impressed by the history of the constructing.