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Tuesday
Feb102015

Half old, half new

One of my favourite Canadian architecture firms continues to impress me with their ingenuity and attention to detail. _naturehumaine blew me away with this home in Montreal. The clients had outgrown their 1920's house on a large lot on Montreal’s south shore. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with their existing house and highlight and expose the structural brick. The existing house and the extension were separated by a glazed volume where the vertical circulation of the house is located. The extension is organized into 2 intertwining volumes. A brick volume makes up the base and becomes the support for a steel clad volume that projects out into the backyard. The 'sleeping basket' is found at this projection where a large window frames the foliage. This becomes a space to relax and gaze out towards the garden as well as an area for the children to play while maintaining contact with the kitchen and dining spaces below.

The new extension is subtle in its detail, and with a flat roof line matching the old house, seems to blend fairly seamlessly. 

Of course, because they are brilliant, _naturehumaine kept the brick of the old part of the house exposed. AS THEY SHOULD. :)

Are you sick of pot lights too? LOOK WHAT THEY DID HERE!!!

That storage pod thing is pretty cool, housing a 'secret' powder room.

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Tuesday
Feb102015

Getting old

I must be getting old. Sometimes a simply restored historic room just does it for me. I don't always have to be about moderism, quirky or scandi ;) Upperville, VA house restoration by Clites Architects, PC.

Monday
Feb092015

Round and round

My heart is in a spin. It must be love. Staircase by Belgian AIDarchitecten.

 

 

Saturday
Feb072015

Saturday drinks

Drinks tonight? I'd love to come but I can't. I have to work. You'll have a fab time at The Nelson. The fitout by Techné Architecture + Interior Design is so cool. Rustic meets maritime meets industrial, distressed and recycled. I'd call in sick to work but I'm the boss. Have a rum for me!

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Thursday
Feb052015

Library love

Love the light streaming in. Love the mix of old and new. Love the cheeky flash of red. Love this library/workspace by Barcelona-based ds Architecture and Design.