The concept of Poisson Blanc Chalet results from the rugged topography of its site, a sloping terrain on which the project is anchored in the bedrock, revealing an angular and monolithic architecture.
Stéphane Rasselet graduated from McGill University’s school of Architecture in 1990. After working on major projects in offices in Paris, Stéphane returned to Montreal to gain local experience at Dan Hanganu architects, The Arcop Group, and Lapointe Magne et associés. In 2004, Stéphane joined forces with Marc-André Plasse to found naturehumaine architects. "We are specialists in creating built environments. We like to think outside the box and apply our skills to a wide array of projects, small and large. Over the years, we have created numerous houses, office spaces, restaurants, and museums. We have worked for Cistercian monks, for entrepreneurs launching innovative concepts, for funeral homes etc."
The transformation of this duplex located in the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal into a single-family home, is defined by the creation of a central core around which the spatial organization is defined to allow natural light into the heart of the house.
This minimalist mid-century house was completed by Naturehumaine Architects in 2017. The first step for this detached house from the late 1940s was to open the rear facade onto the garden with a 24-foot (7.4 m) sliding bay window. By taking away the intermediary support element, this intervention removes the barriers to the outdoor terrace.
Carried out in a residential area of the Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie borough, the Dandurand Multi-Dwellings project consisted in renovating and expanding a duplex built in the 1920s that housed three dwelling units. The added storey harmonized the building with the size of the surrounding constructions.
A couple with two young children wish to transform a duplex located in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie into their principal family residence. The project consists in reorganizing the original portion of the house and enlarging it with an extension in the yard while preserving the façade on the street as required by the city bylaws.
This Quebec country house is characterized by two stacked volumes; a wooden clad volume anchored into the mountain supports a cantilevering ground floor volume above.