Canadian architect Stéphane Rasselet recently renovated and expanded a 1920’s building in Montréal, not disdaining the past but boldly launching into the future.
The texture of the bare brick on the outside of the building is maintained and cleaned, while the new extension contrasts with the brick, featuring white lacquered steel and the architect’s usual angular shapes, the trademark of Naturehumaine. There were a number of reasons for this bold choice. In addition to increasing the available floor space, the expansion updates the building to a contemporary style in continuity with the volumes of the buildings around it. The interiors are decorated in the minimalist yet cosy style characteristic of Rasselet’s creations: wooden floors and white walls leave it up to the furniture to add a touch of brightness and colour to the three apartments making up the residence.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Design: Stéphane Rasselet, Naturehumaine
Surface area: 380sqm
Photos: Adrien Williams