Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the modest retreat is set on a small plateau of limited dimensions. Almost straddling the void, it runs along the top of the cliff providing a bird’s-eye view of the Long Lake with the Appalachian mountains as a backdrop.
Natalie Dionne Architecture
Trained in architecture and video art, Natalie Dionne opened Natalie Dionne Architecture in 2000. Her work engages a sophisticated exploration of the links between art and architecture, film, and interior design. Early in her career she worked with artists on the production and installation of public art. In 2008, she collaborated with her partner, Martin Laneuville, on the Maison en U (U House), an urban residence focused inwards around an interior courtyard that accommodates both their family home and studio office. When it was completed in 2008, Laneuville left the film and television industry to join Dionne full time in design development. The U house received a Prix d’excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec in 2009.
A new home for two families brings new life to a quiet Montréal neighborhood dating back to the 50’s and 60’s. In its own, unassuming way, this recent building is part of a movement that is gradually transforming Montréal’s traditional streets, as a growing number of young families are moving in.
Newly renovated, the Montreal Brick House is located on de Gaspé Street, near the popular Jean-Talon Market. The in-depth transformation bears the signature of Natalie Dionne Architecture.
Black Box House 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.
This project was recently completed by Natalie Dionne Architecture. The Bresoles Apartment is a 1500 sq. ft penthouse located opposite the Notre-Dame Basilica of Old Montreal, Canada. From the architect: The imposing limestone wall influences the palette of color in a shade of gray : Carrara marble, stainless steel, lacquer and gray quartz. Ebony dyed floorboards, and […]