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Triade / Quinzhee Architecture

Triade / Quinzhee Architecture

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Quebec City, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  182
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Dave Tremblay / 1Px
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Meridian Brick, Vicwest
  • Lead Architects: Guillaume Fafard
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© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
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Text description provided by the architects. Triade takes place in the central Saint-Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City, in which many buildings in poor conditions are slowly being replaced by new projects that contribute to the urban densification. The configuration of the townhouses is a hybrid between the plex (a urban housing typology born in Montreal during the 70’s that consists in the superposition of two to four one-story flat) and the family house; occupants enjoy the urban location’s energy while keeping privacy and independence from neighbors.

© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
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© Dave Tremblay / 1Px

The alcoves at the front entrances create thresholds that privatize units, while above, the frames dynamize the whole facade. Split-levels are the key for the extremely compact three-story units to be felt by occupants as if they were much bigger. The spaces are distributed on either side of the staircase, which is the heart of the house, lit by the open riser of the higher flight. Every bedroom has its own floor and the living space is located completely upstairs, connected to the roof terrace and its wonderful view on downtown Quebec City.

© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
1st floor plan
1st floor plan

The terrace makes the highest floor almost invisible from the street and improves the urban integration of the project. Units are differentiated by the slight change in the color of their bricks, all associated with the main palette of the neighborhood.

© Dave Tremblay / 1Px
© Dave Tremblay / 1Px

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Cite: "Triade / Quinzhee Architecture" 01 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/902409/triade-quinzhee-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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