île des Sœurs in Montréal, is no stranger to modern design.
Originally used as a farm by nuns for 250-years, this small island in the St. Lawrence River just southeast of the Island of Montréal (yes, Manhattan is not the only city built on an island in the northeast) underwent an urban transformation in the 60s eagle eyes downloaden. The master plan was done by US firm Johnson, Johnson & Roy to build apartments and row houses, the highlight being four buildings by the iconic architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including the first filling station he ever designed ebooks bol.com.
When a couple purchased an île des Sœurs home, it was in need of an update download xbox one profile picture. They hired Montréal-based APPAREIL Architecture to design the renovation with a decidedly contemporary and luminous aesthetic kindle app herunterladen nicht möglich. The overall goal was to give the home a second life, adapted to their needs of having a space to entertain friends and raise a family.
The interior was redesigned from the ground up in order to optimize, refine and modernize the space identity app. The non-essential walls that were partitioning the space were torn down to create a more fluid movement between the areas and open it up to let the light shine through the home zoom herunterladen ios. The light is amplified with the use of bright white walls, lacquered white surfaces of the furniture and the white-washed wood floors.
Key elements of the design were contrasted for emphasis sprachen für windows 7 herunterladen. The steel used in the fireplace construction in the living room was painted black as was the maple wood in the stairway to the second-floor bedrooms. The huge glass door connecting the foyer to the home also has a black steel frame for added contrast amazon filmeen pc.
To add a note of warmth to the home, beautifully finished walnut wood cabinets line the wall from floor to ceiling gopro problem beim herunterladen des updates. The same wood is used for the large kitchen island which is topped with a polished black stone countertop.
APPAREIL Architecture left their signature Nordic-influenced design in this new space defined by light and modernity, much to the delight of their clients wie funktioniert das herunterladen von musik bei amazon.
“We are very pleased to have completed our project with the APPAREIL Architecture team. They understood our needs from the start and gave direction to the project, whose result is magnificent: a house that is contemporary, luminous and functional,” said Paule & François, the homeowners.
What could be better than that?
[photography by Félix Michaud]