ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Canada
  5. Natalie Dionne
  6. 0
  7. Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne

  • 01:00 - 13 June, 2012
Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne
Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne, ©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

©  Marc Cramer ©  Marc Cramer ©  Marc Cramer ©  Marc Cramer +31

From the architect. The E3 House offers an interior environment that is almost monastic in its uncluttered serenity. The delineation of the volume through the multi-level concept accentuates the luxuriousness of light and space. This urban house is at once a living, creative, and gathering place designed for an inspiring family.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The E3 House is located in a bustling neighbourhood near the very popular Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. It was designed for a family with a deep attachment to the neighbourhood; the parents work in theatre, film, and television, and the children are young adults.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The exterior geometry of the residence is a simple parallelepiped defined by two largely fenestrated walls on the east and west sides and party walls to the north and south. The orientation of the lot inspired the design of a multi-level house that enables natural light to penetrate. The floors are staggered on either side of the 12-metre-high central atrium that divides the house into two volumes, front and back; a staircase, topped with a skylight, links the different levels.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The large windows situated at both ends of the house and the central skylight allow the sun to reach deep into the interior to create ever-changing plays of natural light and shadow. Thus, the interior environment modulates according to the time of day and the season. Large wooden shutters slide in front of the windows in each room to filter the light at dawn and sunset. To ensure natural ventilation, the windows are facing each other and they all open, as do those in the skylight. The shutters also protect the house from summer heat.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The house is called E3 because it is organized around the cross section of the building. The cross-sectional drawing resembles a capital E linked to a backward E by the intersecting staircase. Each living space and room is on a separate level. The staircase links the six rooms in the house, leading ultimately to a mezzanine studio and a terrace with a view of iconic Mount Royal. On the other side, the skylight looks out on a green roof system, where a small field of lavender will be planted.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The bedrooms open onto the central space through wide pivoting or sliding doors, which expand the space, allow light to enter, and create a depth of perspectives. When the doors are closed, the space is withdrawn, allowing for isolation, privacy, and contemplation.

©  Marc Cramer
©  Marc Cramer

The volume is structured by integrated architectural elements and finishes that contribute a graphical and sculptural quality to the space. The central staircase, light and airy, and the impressive kitchen island both feature steel and walnut. Cabinets, wardrobes and storage spaces, made with maple-veneer plywood, are vertically arranged to create multi- functional, multi- level monoliths. Outside, marine-grade plywood stained to a dark espresso colour lines the walls and ceilings of large alcoves to mark both front and back entrances. The project’s program includes a code of materials with simple, repetitive colours: polished concrete, natural steel, wood and blue tiles. The interplay of these materials creates stunning graphical compositions that resemble abstract paintings.

Cite: "Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne" 13 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/242952/maison-e3-natalie-dionne/>
Read comments

19 Comments

Gordon Anderson · January 30, 2013

Looks like an ad for fixtures/finishs etc.

Lao Y · June 15, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/YNCxpGiE #architecture

linskylin · June 15, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/v9126o8w

Carlisle · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/BYF8agZM via @archdaily

Jacques Corby-Tuech · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/eEHxCijA This house is amazing.

Stella Rose · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/k46zfwVv #e3

Stella Rose · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/k46zfwVv #e3

Philip Plotnicki · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/YeCfieEF via @archdaily

Nguyen Tri · June 14, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/vMcWNm7E #architecture

Julio Cesar Salgado · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/x79rGwIc #architecture

Julio Cesar Salgado · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/x79rGwIc #architecture

pINAr · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne: Architects: Natalie DionneLocation: Montréal, CanadaProject Area: 300 sqmProject Yea... http://t.co/yQohI8LT

pINAr · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne: Architects: Natalie DionneLocation: Montréal, CanadaProject Area: 300 sqmProject Yea... http://t.co/yQohI8LT

Archiburner · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne: Architects: Natalie DionneLocation: Montréal, CanadaProject Area: 300 ... http://t.co/Vfo3DVOW #architecture

@ArchiStream · June 14, 2012

via @archdaily Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne http://t.co/OG7Np9Ux #Architecture

Archibuilt 2010 · June 14, 2012

Archi. Spotlight: Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne: Architects: Natalie DionneLocation: Montréal, CanadaProject Area: ... http://t.co/vIKm3FXK

Archibuilt 2010 · June 14, 2012

Archi. Spotlight: Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne: Architects: Natalie DionneLocation: Montréal, CanadaProject Area: ... http://t.co/vIKm3FXK

Ecole C · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/RQSPlkoY via @archdaily

Ecole C · June 14, 2012

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne | ArchDaily http://t.co/RQSPlkoY via @archdaily

···

Comments are closed

Read comments