Apartment interior in the center of Montreal
The apartment on Saint Laurent Boulevard in the heart of Montreal, Canada, designed by Atelier Barda in a modern minimalist style. The architects were given the opportunity to reconstruct this housing, which serves to accommodate international clients and company employees in the fashion industry. Since the room represents a compromise between a hotel room and a loft-style apartment, it took a simple, harmonious design solution that would satisfy the varied tastes of its tenants.
The layout of the apartment was changed to optimize the space of the rooms and create a soft, discreet transition from the bedroom to the dressing room and bathroom. The vacant space is used under a large living room, bathed in natural light. The original design was intentionally left unchanged, its deliberately simple base contrasts well with the careful processing of interior parts, where each surface attracts attention to materials and textures.
The kitchen, decorated with matt black painted oak, demonstrates subtle variations in shades that vary with light. Fitted wardrobes are flush with marble apron. The thickness of the materials was hidden to emphasize the sharp edges at the junction of the surfaces. Marble, painted oak and drywall seem to have no thickness at all, as if they were just horizontal stripes of color in abstract painting. Using juxtaposition and playing with the perception of volume, the architects gave the space a unique modern style.
Kitchen appliances are hidden behind coplanar doors with recessed handles. Thanks to their furniture design studio Foraine, the architects also designed all the pieces of furniture, creating at the same time a functional and elegant collection. Two spacious leather sofas and a small-sized coffee table are the center of attention in the living room, and a metal bookcase and a marble bench along the entire length of the opposite wall give the room a complete look. Dining table and benches with a base of black metal pipes, made of solid oak, combined with the materials used in the kitchen.The frame of the bed and the table in the bedroom are made of solid oak, forming a minimalist, strict outlines.