Year : 2020
Location : Montreal (Qc), Canada
Area : 2600 sf
The project’s identity was inspired by the mingling of cultures between this couple of European and Asian heritage. The home finds balance between a blend of influences, styles and materials.
With the Phénix House, APPAREIL Architecture adds its signature to a bright and harmonious space, where the path unfolds in softness. With attention to even the smallest of details, the renovation of this Montreal duplex manages to make different styles cohabitate, creating a project in the likeness of its clients.
Following a fire, the owners wished to refurbish their 2600 square foot residence in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood. On the program: opening up the ground floor space, optimizing the openings onto the back garden, maximizing natural light and furbishing the basement and second floor to respond to the family’s needs.
On the ground floor, if all the spaces are open onto one another, they are discovered as you progress through the path. The central staircase plays an important role: it is the link between the spaces. . It was left open to allow the light from the light shaft to cut across all levels down to the basement. One of the project’s main components is its integrated furniture, situated on the ground floor. A hybrid space, it answers the family’s need for storage and for an office space in the living area. Everything in the project was bespoke, from the chairs to the integrated furniture, through to the kitchen and the stairs. From there emerges a language coherent at all the levels of the project and a unique signature. An interior project all in finesse.
Wood paneled screens of Japanese influence punctuate the sequences and create rich sub-spaces that simultaneously dissimulate and reveal.
Architecture : APPAREIL Architecture
Contractor : Paquet Construction
Cabinetmaker : Kastella
Photographer : Félix Michaud