The project consisted in the expansion of a 1970’s residence first designed by Gauthier Guité Roy Architects. Nested in a cliff that borders the St. Lawrence River, the construction certainly represented a pioneering achievement at the time. For PARKA Architecture & Design, the challenge was to conceive a project that both met the many needs of the occupants while respecting the original architectural work, which is of modern inspiration.
Despite its obvious architectural qualities, the rue de l’Anse house showed certain technical and aesthetic challenges. PARKA’s mandate thus stretched from the reorganization of a large part of the envelope to interior design. Among the customers’ needs and desires, it was essential to optimize the space and its relationship with the exterior. Hence, the exterior terrace, previously covered by a huge overhang, was transformed into a living space.