Dupont Blouin orients brick-clad MI-2 Residence around central courtyard - architecture and design

Dupont Blouin orients brick-clad MI-2 Residence around central courtyard



Pale-grey brick clads this compact residence with a courtyard on the outskirts of Montreal designed by local architectural studio Dupont Blouin.
MI-2 Residence is located in Laval, a suburban island north of Montreal, separated from the city by the Prairies River. Although it is now a part of Greater Montreal, the island initially developed as a vacation getaway from the city.
Dupont Blouin designed a residence in Laval, Quebec
"Modest in size, this bungalow-style house is inspired by the vernacular of Laval architecture at a time when the island served as a vacation spot," said Dupont Blouin, a firm led by architects Marie-Jose Dupont and Olivier Blouin.
The low-slung home was completed in March 2022 and encompasses 1,850 square feet (265 square metres). It is one of three brick homes that make a "triptych" completed in the vicinity by the studio. The home reverences the style of old vacation homes on the island
The building is topped by a gently sloping roof and is close to homes on either side.
"To compensate for the unattractive nature of the land and lack of privacy, [we] were able to compose an enveloping and peaceful architecture," said the studio.
The entry is finished with terrazzo flooring
A small alcove on the front of the building marks the entrance, providing an area protected from the heavy winter snow.
There is a small mudroom immediately off the entrance, which the architects finished in a colourful terrazzo on the walls and fl...
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