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Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

View House 1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Connaught Residence, located in Notre Dame de Grâce, Montréal, was a dull, concrete house built in the ’50s that needed an substantial upgrade. The owners, a growing family, wanted a more spacious and contemporary home. They also mentioned that they would love to keep a certain harmony and the new design had to blend somehow with the old house’s original design line.  Naturehumaine, the firm responsible with the renewal, after a careful analysis, found the solution for this problem. In order to expand the living space, the architecture firm decided to start with an extension. The intervention also consisted in re-organising the interior, to make it more comfortable and inspiring.

Connaught Residence Front Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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The house looks simple and neat, integrating playful black and white volumes. The most prominent  of these is the extension itself. “The extension fills the void created by the split level of the existing house and is capped on either side with generous glazing. The living areas of the ground floor are distributed around a central core that has become the new focal point of the house. The new master bedroom found on the the second floor is secluded from the children’s bedrooms and accessed by a glass catwalk spanning the entrance of the home.”

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Garden View Connaught Residence Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Terrace Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Living Room1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Wooden Details Living Room Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Stairs and Wood Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Fluid Space Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Playful Textures Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Kitchen Wood and White Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Kitchen Details  Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Space Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Corridor4 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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White and Wood1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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High Ceiling Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Grey 1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Empty Spaces Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Kids  Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Bedroom View1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Bathroom View Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Bathroom Design Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Before Renewal Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Before Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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House Plan1 Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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First Floor Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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Details Plan  Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

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  1. October 7, 2013

    I love the expansive windows and contrasting white / black colours of this home! Thanks, Richard