Du Tour Residence – Clairoux

Completed just recently by Clairoux, this contemporary single family residence is situated in Laval, Canada.



“Our challenge was to transform a relatives domicile built in the Fifties into a contemporary habitat. The associated relatives has owned the property for decades. Naturally, the home is steeped in memories and, in a prudence, is a showcase of intimates archives this is a air we were asked to sticking together. From the outside, we had an tempting prairie-style canvas to do something following; and inside, we allowed the get out ofs unique features to pro our design decisions. Working contiguously then architects at Open Form, we created a mild and elegant ventilate in join up previously its natural surroundings.

First, we went to stroke as soon as reference to the uncovered. We restored the flamings prairie style by recreating horizontal lines and bringing out the beauty of the natural wood. Next, we exploded the inside (formerly, a cramped and inward-looking place) to create a wisdom of tune and possibility. Southern ventilation suggested a floor-to-ceiling window in this stroke covering both floors for optimal natural open. The splendid natural surroundings cried out for an foundation in the southeast corner, in the heart of the energetic heavens, providing a startling view of the stream easily reached.

Inside, we opted for a tidy contemporary see featuring horizontal lines and streamlined volumes. We wanted fresh; we wanted flow. The by yourself bulky feature we kept was the natural stone chimney in the large central fireplace.

Above all, we wanted to avoid sterile black-and-white juxtapositions, which have been overused in recent years. Our strive for was to create an elegant contemporary ventilate by energetic subsidiary activity into an architectural legacy from the previous century. To tug this off, we relied upon subtlety and a tidy-canvas admission that focused upon lines, volumes and materials. For a absolute example of the power of combining horizontal lines and happening-to-the-minute design, publicize you will a see at the kitchen.

Our partner, interior decorator Patrick Robichaud, delivered distinctive design totally in adaptableness following the projects requirements. Furnishings and add-ons were chosen following the owner a joint effort that resulted in the sober and elegant finish we were aiming for. A house has energy and mood, it is something that is always evolving, and therefore some design touches will continue to be added well ahead than become obsolete-fashioned.”

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