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MB Residence in Montréal
4 Apr 2022
Architect: Jean Verville architecte
Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Photos: Maxime Brouillet, photographer
From fluid promenade to pragmatic functionality, MB offers a rehabilitation of a Montreal cottage orchestrating a sculptural experience with an architectural dimension. Interfering in the daily life of a couple of young professionals, a system, both simple and complex, multiplies geometric interweavings and visual breakthroughs to reveal a home in the image of its owners.
Focusing as much on compactness as on organizational interrelationships, the development of the architectural system requires its users to scrutinize their habits, and question the needs related to their daily life. In this process of collaborative creation, Mathieu and Benjamin adopt the playful approach of Studio Jean Verville architects with enthusiasm, humor, and sensitivity in order to specify the character identity of the project.
Playing with positive and negative spaces, the proposal articulates a crystallization fragmenting the volumetric entity by a physical and visual permeability, altering the perceptions of dimensioning. Opting for the subtraction of floor areas in favor of spatial qualities, volumes and interstices compose a domestic ecosystem of rows and vis-à-vis.
Livened up by the constant variability of color shades, enlivened by the seasons and the natural light coming from the garden adjoining the living space, the MB project manifests the expression of these external parameters on its unifying monomateriality.
Associated with its urban context and the flow of dynamic interactions generated by its internal conditions, including the movements of users and their way of living, a rhythmic versatility stands out in contrast to the geometric rigor of the assemblage.
Beyond the amalgamation of domestic functions, MB proposes an intervention multiplying interrelationships to enhance the movement through a parcours revealing its spatial polysemy. From archetype to abstraction, space is transformed. From an organizational matrix to a discovery game, MB presents a place participating in the active life of its neighborhood, while generating an enveloping family haunt.
MB Cottage in Montréal, Canada – Building Information
Design: Jean Verville architecte – https://jeanverville.com/
Project name: MB
Year(s) of construction: 2019-22
Area: 140 sqm
Clients: Benjamin Boller et Mathieu Denécheau
Team studio Jean Verville architectes
Jean Verville, architect(lead architect)
Tania Paula Garza Rico, architect (studio director)
France Goneau (artistic advisor)
François Bodlet, architect
Rémi St-Pierre, architect
Samuel Landry, MA architecture
Camille Asselin, MA architecture
Jacob Éthier, MA architecture candidate
Bahia Burias, MA architecture candidate
Alexandre Meloche, MA architecture
Contractor: Le Pierre Rénovation
Cabinet maker CST inc: Steeve Tousignant
Digital Collages: Studio Jean Verville architectes
About Jean Verville, architect, Ph.D. art
Architect and professor at the School of Architecture at Laval University, Jean Verville calls upon play, humor, and self-mockery in his professional practice, as well as in his teaching approach. A playful creator, it is with apparent lightness and casualness that he presents his thoughts on relationships with domestic space, as well as on the role and capacity of architecture to transform everyday life.
In his practice, the architect integrates a ludicization of the project development process through a playful collaboration with clients and the team of his eponymous studio. The objective is as much to develop universes adapted to the personalities of its clients and their particular needs, as to individualize the design and production stages.
Observing with amusement the impacts of popular culture, Verville invites individual appropriations that underline the attributes and omnipresence of architectural space. Celebrating the multiplicity of perceptions, his deliberately imperfect digital collages shape baroque fantasies, where the discernment between architecture and personal imagination is disputed in order to evoke traces of childhood, like doubt about the veracity of images, as well as the plausible banality of ordinary life.
About the Studio
Studio Jean Verville architectes comprises a multidisciplinary team working under the direction of architect Tania Paula Garza Rico. The complementary skills of team member contributes to the variability of the Studio’s output. Currently, the team is working on the development of a 3,000m2 dental complex, personalized houses and apartments, a forest castle, and an immersive architectural installation for an international public art festival.
Photography: Maxime Brouillet, photographer
Collage: Studio Jean Verville architectes
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Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
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