Located in the heart of the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood in Montreal, the “In Suspension” is a cool house renovation project by local firm _naturehumaine for a couple who want a living space for her two athletically inclined children.
This 185 sqm two-level house has been divided into three suspended boxes, each box adorned with unfinished plywood panels and contain a bedroom and a bathroom.
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Thus gaps between these boxes create three double high ceiling spaces which server as a physical exercise room with a pair of gymnastics rings.
The whole structure is connected lengthwise by a block that is painted black; the block accommodates different services, including stairways, a shower room and part of the kitchen.
Inspiration from architects:
The architectural concept consists in removing the floor currently separating the two levels to create a wide-open space in which two large boxes appear to float in mid-air.