2nd Avenue Residence is a negligible home situated in Montréal, Canada, developed by Microclimate. The a few-tale 2,500-sq.-foot dwelling is an exploration of equally chances and constraints, constructing on its primary condition as an empty parking lot alongside an adjacent residence.
Thanks to the proximity to neighboring properties, the consumer was conscientious in creating a discreet and humble facade, respectfully inserting by itself among the landscape. The generation of a smaller basement space permitted for an integration of avenue-dealing with studio.
The key residing region characteristics an open up place with the kitchen, eating place, and dwelling home opening generously into one particular an additional. These areas occupy the again place of the ground ground, surrounded by a lower brick wall. It is from the rear of the setting up in which the intelligent arrangement of the volumes reveals itself.
As defined by the architects, “The architectural duality of the front and back again-experiencing of urban blocks is an integral part of the riches of Montreal’s central sectors as a lot as a demultiplication of facades that improves the city’s created heritage unfolds on the avenue, the back alleys abound with volumetric and substance explorations of all eras.”
Pictures by Adrien Williams.