Alexandra Residence by naturehumaine
Customer priority is to maximize natural light in the living / working in their new area of Montreal Mile - Ex . This was made challenging by the east - west orientation of many cherished . However, our design fills even the core of the house with light through the implementation of a 2 -story light well running the length of the south side of the house . More light is reflected in this well lit office space by the customer - a white mass which sits atop the northern edge lit . Space on the second floor also benefits from a good morning 's light , the wall adjacent to it is completely made of glass and a piece of floor to ceiling frosted glass gives a very soft light into the bathroom .
Expressive facade back of the house is determined by the angular geometry of floating steel box . Front facade , however , is a major component of the bricks to match the heritage character of the neighborhood . Two apertures disjuncted break brick facade and is lined with aluminum . As only one side of enameled brick , a random combination of the blocks forward and backward facing was placed to create a more dynamic facade .