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Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine

Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine

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Renovation  · 
Montreal, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Nature Humaine
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Arpa Industriale, Atelier B, Fisher & Paykel, Lambert & fils, Mobilier de Gaspé
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© 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.

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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.

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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.

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© Adrien Williams

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Cite: "Bessborough Residence / Nature Humaine" 06 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/898567/bessborough-residence-nature-humaine/> ISSN 0719-8884

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