Architects Listing 2020: Atelier Barda, Canada
Each graduates from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Structure de Toulouse in France, Cécile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco joined forces to arrange Atelier Barda in Montreal in 2013. Their work spans all scales and typologies, from new-build structure to furniture design (by way of their product division, Foraine), all the time rooted in a private method, intuitive design and rigorously researched options. Maison Gauthier in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant shows their minimalist aesthetic and a spotlight to element.
Maison Gauthier combines two extremely coveted architectural qualities; a powerful modern character, by way of its clear, geometric minimalism and masterful use of supplies, and a strong sense of place, because it sits rooted in its rural locale bringing to thoughts agricultural buildings (stables and horse-breeding centres have been amongst its creators’ key references).
Designed by Cécile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco’s Atelier Barda, the venture, positioned in Quebec’s Laurentians area, is just not solely a extremely achieved piece of architectural work; it additionally holds a particular place within the architects’ coronary heart. ‘[It] is definitely the venture that greatest defines our present residential follow,’ they are saying. ‘It’s the end result of a course of linking our shoppers’ nice confidence in our concepts with shut collaboration with the contractor throughout development.’
Images: Maxime Desbiens
The shoppers, a passionate potter, and a retired enterprise government, outlined a short for a personal residence that features a ceramics studio. Their love for American minimalist painters influenced the home’s easy geometric shapes within the design of the inside volumes, says the staff. ‘We instantly appreciated the distinction between their curiosity in uncooked, minimalist artwork, the country character of farm stables and the class of horses and the equestrian world.’
An uneven V formed floorplan combines two distinct wings, one for the studio and one other for the storage, with a beneficiant residing space on the coronary heart of the composition. A curved hall connects the 2 wings.
Comfortable strains and tactile, uncooked supplies (notably brick, lime and oiled oak) create an inside that feels each fashionable and cocooning. Consideration to element and immaculate craftsmanship are additionally key within the general really feel; which comes naturally for an structure studio that works on all scales and in addition encompasses a product design division.
‘We contemplate this home to be attribute of our present architectural follow, as a result of it expresses the phenomenological, intuitive, analogue method in addition to the idiosyncrasies of our studio’s distinctive design vocabulary,’ say the architects. §