A lawyer’s workplace occupies a up to date extension to a business constructing in Montreal, which native studio Naturehumaine designed with a monochrome palette and wood accents.
The Montreal agency designed the renovation for a two-storey business construction in residential neighbourhood Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.
Along with renovating the present constructing, which accommodates leasable business house on the decrease flooring, it additionally added one other stage that’s totally occupied by a regulation agency.
The longitudinal prime flooring was designed to offer personal workplaces, whereas nonetheless bringing in loads of pure mild.
“The third-floor workplace is organised right into a succession of plans; the convention room in entrance advantages from a visible continuity with the terrace, whereas the foyer and circulation areas are naturally lit by way of skylights,” mentioned Naturehumaine.
An outside patio on the entrance of the property overlooks Beaubien avenue and Molson Park. A heavy wood trellis covers the terrace, and was impressed by the mechanisms of folding cameras, lending the mission its identify “Le Soufflet”.
“This black construction permits the size of the mission to be aligned in continuity with its neighbours from the road, whereas reinterpreting the structure of the pergolas in a up to date approach,” mentioned Naturehumaine.
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The workplace’s convention room is positioned inside this house and opens each to the surface and to the foyer.
5 personal workplaces are laid out alongside the hall. Each has a wall of bookshelves that separates it from the following, and full-height glass doorways with black steel frames.
“The white oak storage items come by way of the glass partitions, revealing the notion of an everyday house organisation from the hall,” mentioned the agency.
Naturehumaine positioned secondary areas, reminiscent of restrooms and a small kitchen, throughout the hallway from the workplaces. The group included vivid colors to assist establish these areas, portray the bogs in blue and the hearth exit stair vivid crimson.
“The monochrome tones of the general mission are enhanced with vivid colors; the blue block accommodates the providers, whereas the brilliant crimson radiates from the exit staircase,” it mentioned.
Within the lavatory, the agency was capable of reuse hanging lighting fixtures salvaged from the unique constructing. “As a touch of the outdated constructing, a number of authentic lamps are reintroduced within the structure, contrasting with the brand new minimalist suspensions,” mentioned Naturehumaine.
The extension is clad in zinc panels with both black of metallic finishes, whereas the remainder of the constructing is wrapped with brick, which matches the encompassing buildings of Beaubien Road.
Additionally in Montreal, Naturehumaine prolonged a residence from the 1920s with an angular white quantity that contrasts the unique construction’s brickwork and added a double-height dwelling house to an condo constructing to mix two beforehand separate flats.
Pictures is by Adrien Williams.