With a soft-hued brick and wooden facade, the Resther Road Residence is situated in Montreal‘s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, a preferred residential space recognized for its facilities and walkability.
Quebec Metropolis studio Atelier Pierre Thibault needed to reference the encompassing townhouses by utilizing brick and a set-back entrance, whereas nonetheless giving the construction a recent vocabulary.
Lots of the surrounding properties function entrance porches and exterior spiral staircases, designed for Montreal’s harsh winters.
Nevertheless, as a result of exterior spiral staircases are now not allowed below fashionable constructing codes, the studio determined to incorporate one contained in the bigger residence that connects its higher storeys.
“The venture goals to spotlight the Plateau Mont-Royal’s context by reflecting its values, power, and constructing options,” stated Atelier Pierre Thibault.
Moreover, the constructing’s third storey is stepped again from the road, in a approach that enables the roofline to satisfy up with the abutting construction.
The house encompasses a flipped structure, that means that the resident’s communal residing areas are situated upstairs, related by the central staircase.
The sculptural staircase has wealthy oak treads and a curved white bannister that snakes by the residing areas. It’s lit by a big, edgeless skylight.
“[The staircase] is sort of a modern architectural decoration, designed as a focus of the residence,” stated Atelier Pierre Thibault.
“It incites wandering, beckoning guests to climb up and uncover the residing areas situated upstairs.”
Within the centre of the residence is a glass-walled courtyard with a tree, which is seen from the central shaft created by the staircase ingredient.
The highest flooring of the house is designed as a glass-walled pavilion that acts as a mezzanine, providing various views of the encompassing neighbourhood and the decrease ranges of the house itself.
Right here, the kitchen and eating room are situated in the direction of the entrance, whereas the lounge is on the again.
Full-height curtains run across the perimeter of the area of the pavilion, creating diffuse gentle on the interiors.
There’s additionally a terrace accessible from the pavilion. Different outside areas are situated on the courtyard stage, which steps right down to the basement.
“The structure redefines the restrict between exterior and inside areas, inviting pure and man-made landscapes to enter the house,” stated the structure studio.
A smaller residence additionally occupies the construction with the identical peak and the same structure. It has one bed room and a big again patio. The kitchen, residing and eating room are laid out with an open-concept design, and a hearth occupies one wall of the area.
Different properties by Atelier Pierre Thibault embrace a secondary residence by Quebec’s Lac Brome made from wooden and stone, and a wind-swept retreat on the Atlantic Coast that’s lifted on stilts above its sandy web site.
The images is by Maxime Brouillet.