la SHED architecture rearranges clark house to face garden la SHED architecture rearranges clark house to face garden
nov 25, 2016

la SHED architecture rearranges clark house to face garden

montreal-based firm la SHED architecture has completed the renovation of clark house. the inside, outside and most noticeably, the rear façade has been refurbished to show oriental cedar panels arranged in a herringbone pattern to interrupt the rigidity of the structure while adding dynamic character to garden. additionally, with the intention to bring vibrancy to the all-wood façade, the rim of the triple-sliding door has been painted in yellow to give the house a playful element.

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la SHED architecture‘s focus for clark house was to maximize natural light and create a functional layout offering the residents a unique architectural experience that would facilitate to their lifestyles and change in seasons. the service spaces such as storage, bathroom and circulation has been organised to the front of the property on the ground floor in order to for the rest of the programs to have privacy from the street. this barrier of intimacy naturally delineates the vestibule and interrupts the vernacular architecture of the front façade.
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the kitchen lies in the double height atrium space juxtaposed to the staircase and facing the back garden. a study area on the mezzanine level overlooks the kitchen, with the whole space basked in natural light from the full height glazing. the kitchen floor, ceiling and walls of the staircases has been clad in pine wood, adding warmth to the white steel staircase and simultaneously giving it a sense of lightness and delicacy. suspended on the floor of the mezzanine, the staircase passes the light from the floor to the ground floor and creates impressive light contrasts.
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