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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Prairie House / NatureHumaine

  • 11:00 - 19 January, 2018
Prairie House / NatureHumaine
© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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  • General contractor

    Nicolas Deslauriers
  • Structural engineer

    Geniex
  • Intervention

    Complete Transformation & Extension
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© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

Text description provided by the architects. Following the acquisition of a single-storey house from the 1950s in St-Lambert, the client wished to expand and renovate this "Prairie house" inspired building.

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

The existing house is partly demolished and rebuilt by reinterpreting features in a contemporary way such as a low and elongated profile, a overhanging roof and the use of masonry and wood on the facades. The roof is covered with finished steel zinc, while facades are composed with St-Marc limestone and insertions of panels in slats of cedar. The monolithic fireplace stands out as the main element which is a continuation between the internal living spaces and the garden. 

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

Responding to client’s desire to create spacious and bright living spaces, the ground floor layout includes minimally a single bedroom adjoining a study and full bathroom. Conceived with transparency and lightness, the living spaces are surmounted by a 16-foot sloping ceiling at its highest point. In the idea of inducing a visual fluidity, the vestibule is delimited by glass panels contained within white painted steel frames.

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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Cite: "Prairie House / NatureHumaine" 19 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887267/prairie-house-naturehumaine/> ISSN 0719-8884