T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal

T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal

the extension by ‘T B A’ squeezes between two century-old homes

 

mid-century modern meets a stripped-down victorian shell as T B A (thomas balaban architecte) constructs a floating extension in montréal’s sought-after plateau area. with the aim to squeeze in as much home as possible out of a centenary carriage home and its neighbor, an elevated, galvanized volume overheads the gap. challenged to preserve the building’s exterior space, the designers ensure that a surrounding courtyard embraces the structure. 

T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal
T B A’s floating extension protects the precious outdoor space

all images courtesy of T B A

photographs by adrien williams 

 

 

galvanized, the floating home reflects the sky and foliage

 

 

 

‘the floating extension on the second floor protects this precious outdoor space while adding the additional breathing room the young family required,’ say the architects.

T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal
the galvanized cladded panels reflect the tree foliage and sky, blurring this way the connection contrast

 

 

T B A places openings strategically for privacy and light

 

T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal
the renovation celebrates the natural qualities of the utilitarian structure

T B A bridges century-old carriage home with a floating extension in montréal
on the walls, a unified plywood finish decorates the space, as the steel structure imitates wood joinery

 

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raw materials, rich textures and minimal detailing play off softer colors and modern furnishings

 

 

project info:

name: berri
architect: TBA
type: extension + renovation
location: plateau – mont-royal, montréal

area: 28+120 sqm

photographer: adrien williams /@adrienwilliams

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