La Shed / De Gaspe

Located in Montreal, Canada and completed in 2014. This contemporary facade house for a couple with two children was designed by La Shed.

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“The architects of the SHED chose to work a contemporary facade where clay brick combed dark aligns with that of other houses in the street. Remodeling openings also helped replace the vertical windows, while a relief work on the brick crowning recalls, in a contemporary way, traditional ornamentation typical masonry sector. Inside a compact volume containing service uses (wardrobe, bathroom, storage) was positioned near the entrance to provide privacy between the living areas and vestibule. Once bypassed the volume, the arrival in the kitchen offers a clear view of all the public areas and the courtyard. Stay aligned with the kitchen has a double height space brings brightness presents upstairs to the ground floor.

This space is framed between two cabinet elements in ash slats, filtering the light and playing on the perception of space limitations we have the living room. At the top of the stairs, an open passage on the double-height space governs access to the bedrooms and the bathroom. This movement, punctuated by the multitude of sliding doors, provides a way to set plans in motion evolving course of the day. A warm palette of pale wood and strong contrasts gives the house a friendly family atmosphere. At the rear, the original volume of the house was preserved while subtracting a volume on the floor to accommodate a terrace. This move will relieve the density constructed on the court, by providing more natural light and better visual clearances. The set recalls the shape of old warehouses everywhere in the neighborhood.”

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Photography by Maxime Brouillet.