Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Attic redesign in an 1880's duplex, by L. McComber Architects

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

This cute attic redesign was a 2013 project undertaken by architecture firm L. McComber, based in Montréal, Canada. The project in question, also located in Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, existed under what was a 1.5 metre high structure of two sloping roofs. This structure was made with thick layers of tar and gravel, and was part of an old duplex built in 1880.

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Replacing this thick, heavy structure with an open-truss roof, gave the space a considerable amount of extra room, lifting the overall ceiling height to an impressive 4 metres. The space, acting as both bedroom and work space, is organised around a series of shelves made of recycled wood. These shelves weave around the space creating a strong visual element amongst what is predominantly a pristinely white interior.

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

The space is simply magical, it's like an escape for a modern-day princess (or prince). Every line has been given consideration and visually lines up with something else of relevance within the space. This is such a simple but important formula when designing, especially for little spaces. Add too many ingredients that don't line up and you're telling too many individual stories in the same breath. But line them up, as it has been done here, and you create harmony for the eye, harmony for the aesthetic perception that lives in all of us, which instinctively calculates when we're confronted with good design.

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

To add to its charm, the attic is immaculately organsied. Books and picture frames give the space character, so one doesn't feel austerity in an overwhelmingly white space. Adding to this warmth of character is the parquet. The wood underfoot, along with soft lighting, give the attic both a modern yet homey feel.

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Attic redesign by L. McComber - Nest of Pearls

Source - lmccomber
Images - lmccomber
Photography - steve montpetit

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