Designer Alain Thibodeau of Act Design chisels a classic attic into a comprehensive yet private lair to have an art collector.
An old refrigeration warehouse by having an imposing brick and concrete structure, inside a hundred-year-old building situated close to the port of Montreal, provides the right backdrop for any twenty-first-century attic.
The customer, a collector of contemporary art, gave Montreal's Act Design carte blanche to create the inside that will exhibit as numerous artworks as you possibly can. His only restriction was: using traditional gypsum-board and plaster walls! His dream was to possess a fluid space that will lend itself towards the display and appreciation of art.
Carrying out a horseshoe plan, which makes it easy to have maximum contact with the home windows and also to minimize circulation, your kitchen, dining area, and family room flow inside a succession of integrated zones within the attic-inspired open area. Glass walls strike an account balance between transparency and privacy - with very glass, obvious glass and laminated glass juxtaposing the spaces, carefully staying away from any insights around the pieces of art within the overall composition.
Sleek lines as well as an understated chic atmosphere provide a largely neutral canvas towards the minimalist pieces of art that merge, in unpretentious charm, enhancing a nearly-intellectual aura.
The work has won Act Design the -Highly Recommended- award within the Interior Planning Apartment category within the Americas division from the Worldwide Property Honours, a contest located in London. Click the link to see images on inidaartndesign.com.
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