Multidisciplinary firm Hatem+D has renovated a bungalow in Québec City, Canada to fit the client’s lifestyle. Besides the addition of a complete new floor and garage, the facade received a complete new look.
Hatem+D‘s redesign takes advantage of the surrounding landscape and stunning views, by opening the living space to the outdoors. The dining room and kitchen both located on the main floor, open onto the terrace through large glass panels. The interior distinguishes itself through a very minimalist style and neutral colours.
The white kitchen features a large island with views to the backyard landscape. The integrated furniture on the main floor also hides a full bathroom and a wide pantry.
The addition of a new floor allowed for the integration of three large bedrooms. The master bedroom acts as independent private suite, housing a large walk-in closet and an ensuite. The bedroom also takes advantage of a balcony overlooking the backyard.
A big hallway was added in front of the residence and links it to the new garage. The hallway, generous and open, throws a great deal of light at the heart of the project.
As regards to the architecture of the facade and sides of the house, openings and materials were completely rethought. A cover of pale grey wood was installed at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks were laid on the block of horizontal reception. This set of simple volume created dynamism in the facade, the whole, remaining sober and elegant.
The landscaping was conceived to preserve a maximum of existing elements. Rocks discovered during the works were moved in various places on the site. Also, three mature trees were kept for the elaboration of the concept. Today, their foliage allows a magnificent play of shadow and light on the house.
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