Located in the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, the Bessborough residence by a local practice Nature Humaine is a large space divided into blocks. The apartment occupies a duplex dating back to the 1950s. Spatial divisions were achieved thanks to the smart use of modern materials such as steel rods and glass.
These are the black rods that separate the living area from a staircase, creating a semi-transparent cage that leads to private rooms. The darker hues were balanced with the use of wood. Additionally, the architects have effectively used the natural light coming into the space by applying polished white surfaces that reflect it.
“Reinforcing the degree of abstraction of the project, the choice of minimalist furniture and lamps echoes the palette of textures composed of concrete, wood and steel.”