Saint-Firmin Residence

Ahuntsic, Montreal, 2010

The transformation of the garage into a living room would initiate a total restructuring of the ground floor based on a loop-circulation. The various functions that are grouped within three large volumes compose a dynamic space where all the work surfaces flow and express their specific purposes. Each one adopts a different material according to its functions: stainless steel for preparation, cooking and washing; teak throughout the dining room to conceal the china cabinet; and preformed white plastic allowing the appliances to disappear. All coexisting subtly with the exception of a turquoise insertion, a wink to the 1950’s when the residence was built.