Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine

Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine

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Montreal, Canada
  • Architects: NatureHumaine: Nature Humaine
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Adrien Williams
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Fisher & Paykel, Arpa Fenix , Atelier B, Lambert & fils, Mobilier de Gaspé
Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine - Chair, Facade
© Adrien Williams

Text description provided by the architects. The Bessborough residence is located in the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal. The project consists of the complete renovation of the ground floor of a duplex dating back from the 1950s. The challenge was to open this 900-ft2 space by maximizing living spaces while keeping a certain sense of spatial division. The architectural concept is build around three "blocks". These volumes articulate the space while playing on the notion of wall.

Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine - Table, Windows
© Adrien Williams
Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine - Table, Chair, Bedroom
© Adrien Williams

In the center, the black volume defines the circulation and acts as a filter between the various functions. This volume, introducing a new staircase, play on its transparency by using a rhythm between full and empty using variations of glass, steel rods and Mdf panels. The wooden volume brings a warm aspect in the whole space. It contains on one hand, a library and of the other one, a walk-in adjacent to the master bedroom. The grey volume, simple and sleek, allows hiding diverse functions of service as well as the bathroom.

Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine - Image 7 of 14
© Adrien Williams

Reinforcing the degree of abstraction of the project, the choice of minimalist furniture and lamps echoes the palette of textures composed of concrete, wood and steel.

Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine - Sink, Windows
© Adrien Williams

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Cite: "Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine" 06 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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