first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Montreal, Canada Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Montréal-les-Bains, Sistemalux Canada Natalie Dionne ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Raphaël Thibodeau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area:  2130 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsContractor:Pierre AubinEngineer:Aldrin SalpunariuCabinetmaker:Pixel&scieDesign Team:Natalie Dionne, Ariane Côté-Bélisle, Martin Laneuville, Corinne DeleersCity:MontrealCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauText description provided by the architects. BLACK BOX II is the latest in a series of tiny additions impacting existing architecture in a big way. Conceived as a jewelry box, large openings blur the interior/exterior boundary, revealing its treasure of fine cabinetmaking work within through the playful use of complementary surface materials. The BLACK BOX II addition is covered with large plates of iridescent, black fiber cement board, with a perforated motif for the loggia, finely assembled with matching rivets. In contrast, blond wood and light porcelain and ceramics, illuminate the interior. When large windows fold open to incorporate the garden into the home, interior and exterior materials interact to connect spaces. Inside, oak wood paneling covers the walls and ceiling of the shed, while a lattice of western red cedar lines the exterior alcove.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe slate slabs of the terrace adjoin the concrete-like porcelain floor of the kitchen. Heritage of the past, the original oak wood floor of the dining room, preserved and restored, set the tone. The kitchen island, made of solid oak, stands monumentally in the center and serves as an altar to daily rituals. At the perimeter stands, more soberly, white or black furniture and cabinetry. This project is a plea for constructive art, recognizing the complicity between the architect, the builders, and the owners, all actively involved in the search for quality, both technical and aesthetic. The art of architecture manifests itself here in all its dimensions.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThis semi-detached townhouse, made of red clay brick, is typical of Westmount and the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough of Montreal. Through the reconfiguration of outdated internal divisions and the grafting of two black volumes in juxtaposition, the pre-existing architecture is enhanced and transformed to better reflect the modern lifestyle and aspirations of its inhabitants. We are always striving to strike the right balance between new and old in order to create a coherent whole, preserving the authenticity of the existing details while affirming the contemporaneity of our interventions.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauProject gallerySee allShow lessLe Corbusier’s Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau Named One of “20 Designs That Defined th…Architecture News15 Facades That Push Conventional Limits: The Best Photos of the WeekArticles Share Year: center_img 2017 BLACK BOX II / Natalie Dionne Architecture BLACK BOX II / Natalie Dionne ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBLACK BOX II / Natalie Dionne Architecture Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Raphaël Thibodeau+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeNatalie Dionne ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMontrealCanadaPublished on November 12, 2017Cite: “BLACK BOX II / Natalie Dionne Architecture” 12 Nov 2017. 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