natalie dionne architecte: maison e3
jun 22, 2012
natalie dionne architecte: maison e3

‘maison e3′ by natalie dionne architecte, montreal, canada
image © marc cramer
all images courtesy of natalie dionne architecte

located in the jean-talon market of montreal, canada, quebec-based practice natalie dionne architecte has recently completed ‘mason e3′.
the multi-leveled house has horizontal brown brick elevation with large panes of glass that penetrate two-thirds of its face.
espresso stained marine-grade plywood lines the entrance which cuts into the surface of the building to provide a sheltered threshold to the dwelling.
the rear is clad in polished concrete where the glass sliding doors mimic the same alcove characteristic of the front.
long parallel planks make up the back patio with a simple rock garden.

the windows at both ends of the structure and a skylight allow natural light and ventilation to penetrate the interior.
sliding wooden shutters provide a filter to the sun and summer heat. a central staircase connects the different levels of the house together,
while the 12-meter atrium divides the space into two volumes. the six rooms are featured on their own floor with a mezzanine studio and terrace at the top.
the kitchen island is made of steel and walnut, while the cabinets, armoires and storage areas are made with maple-veneer plywood.
the bedrooms have wide pivoting doors which allow the users the option to open or close the area based on their need for privacy and social.

front facade with alcove detail
image © marc cramer

(left) interior hallway
(right) exterior doorway
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image © marc cramer

walnut and steel island
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sliding doors to patio
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atrium space
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image © marc cramer

split levels
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image © marc cramer

central atrium with staircase
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maple-veneer plywood detail
image © marc cramer

shutters filtering light
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image © marc cramer

sliding doors
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image © marc cramer

mezzanine studio
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glass doors leading to upper terrace
image © marc cramer

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natalie dionne architecte

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natalie dionne architecte

project info:

name of project: maison e3
location: montréal, canada
architect/designer: natalie dionne architecte
project manager: natalie dionne
design team: natalie dionne and martin laneuville
contributor: claude lafrance
engineer: alain mousseau of calculatec
contractor: pierre aubin
steel: paul duchaîne
cabinetmaker: stéphane bilodeau
artwork: françois vincent
area of project: 300 square meters
project completion: 2012
photographer: marc cramer

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