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Contemporary Maison Drolet 2, Montreal

La SHED Architecture a Canadian design studio have restored the first two floors of a dilapidated building in Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal and revamped them into a large contemporary apartment.

According to the designers: “The architectural aspects of the old triplex were voluntarily kept. The facade has been restored faithfully to its original state. The composition of the openings in the back yard kept its original rhythm. In the yard, coloured panels located in strategic places give more privacy to the residents.

“The typical linear layout of the contemporary Montreal property in this neighbourhood was hard to provide new spacious and light-full spaces. The whiteness of the house, combined to full height openings, allows natural light to spread along the entire space. New architectural components play an important role in the organisation of the space, such as the stairs, the wood covered wall and the kitchen, highlighted by their contrasts with the simplicity of the surrounding spaces.” Images courtesy of  Olivier Malenfant.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 5, 2012 | Property | View comments

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