The PASTÈQUE house, situated in a Montréal neighborhood, is a result of the request of the owners to have one more room in the basement. In order to maximize the space already exisiting, a room was added on the back, allowing the addition of stairs. It was the occasion to conceive a ground floor being a transition place between the yard and the house.Furthermore, the ground floor represents a multipurpose space in the house.
More than proposing a transition between the inside and the outside, it offers more lighting to the rooms on the back. The materials used (wood, white render, and concrete) blur the boundaries between interior and exterior. Matching perfectly to the courtyard, this ground floor stands as a small white unit, where the climbing plants are growing.
More than opening the living space, this addition became a solarium and a circulation space, and has a significant impact on the quality of life of the residents.Architect: Kim PariseauClients: Isabelle Arsenault and Frédéric GauthierTechnician: Maude CrispinPhoto: Kim Pariseau / Isabelle Arsenault.