Le Poulailler House / eba architecture

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture

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Quebec, Canada
  • Architects: eba architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1405 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Joël Gingras/Apy-D
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Alumico, Luminaire Authentik
  • Lead Architects : Eric Boucher
  • Design Team : Eric Boucher, Elisabeth Bouchard
  • General Contractor : Les Constructions A. Carrier
  • City : Quebec
  • Country : Canada
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Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Windows, Facade
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

Text description provided by the architects. Diamond-shaped windows connect new and old in duplex addition by eba. Architecture firm eba used traditional fish scale metal cladding to create a vaporous addition to a Quebec City century-old brick building. The project was designed to host the family of a young doctor wanting to live just above his beloved brother’s family. Both families share the yard where cousins play while parents are gardening. Hence the project name proposed by the client: a true chicken coop!

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Facade
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D
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Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Table, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

The duplex is located in the Montcalm neighborhood, known for its Frederick Todd urban parc and OMA’s national Art museum. One of the brothers mandated eba to design a two-story apartment completed with a new private terrace and direct access to the common back yard. The client’s demands involved transforming the existing second floor and adding a complete third story. From a busy urban boulevard, the family enters a long stairway leading to a double height dining room.

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Table, Lighting, Windows
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

The space is lighten-up by a five meters high window facing a peaceful alley. Heart of the project, rooms, and circulations are distributed from this sunny central space. From the industrial-style stainless steel kitchen, the household can take an exterior helicoidal stair to feast and barbecue with brother, sister-in-law, and cousins in the common back yard. 

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Windows, Stairs, Chair, Handrail, Beam
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

On the top floor, a small lounge opens on a terrace shaded by a mid-century-inspired wooden pergola. A small office and a music room profit from the constellation of diamond-shaped windows.

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Beam, Windows, Deck, Patio, Garden
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

The triangular pediment of the existing brick façade offered the inspiration for the lozenge windows. The fish scale pattern of the shiny steel cladding prolongs the oblique lines of the windows, granting lightness and limpidity to the elevation.

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Fence, Beam, Facade, Handrail, Deck, Patio
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

The simple volume of the addition, minimal and uniform, allows for a clear reading of the contemporary roof-top extension. The project recently won a Mérites d’architecture de la Ville de Québec, a distinction offered by the city for architectural excellence.

Le Poulailler House / eba architecture - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Joël Gingras/Apy-D

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Cite: "Le Poulailler House / eba architecture" 20 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/917161/le-poulailler-house-eba-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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