La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine

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Montreal city, Canada
La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine - Windows, Facade
© Adrien Williams

Text description provided by the architects. A young growing family was excited about the idea of enlarging the ground floor of their 5-plex situated in Rosemont-Petite-Patrie. As they wished to keep their upstairs tenants, the clients agreed to sacrifice a portion of their backyard for the extension.

La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Adrien Williams

The 1350 sqft extension that we’ve nicknamed “the couleuvre” (the garden snake), includes a new staircase on the ground floor plan, a master bedroom and a bathroom. The ‘kids zone’, comprised of 3 bedrooms and an open concept bathroom, dominates the second floor.

La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine - Lighting, Bathroom, Beam, Bathtub
© Adrien Williams

The architectural parti consists of an angular black volume with spots of white, which twists and turns in a snake like manner, wrapping itself around the master bedroom clad in bricks salvaged from the demolition of the old garage.


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Cite: "La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine" 16 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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