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«Casa», Montréal

We could not remain indifferent to this unique project by MXMA Architecture and Design. Their challenge: turn this duplex into a natural and vibrant home, just like Parc Lzfontaine which the house faces. A difficult challenge. Let’s go visit.


From the entrance, we’re immediately seduced by the ceiling with its irregular surfaces and angular volumes. It molds to the structure of the existing staircase and then unfolds to become a guardrail on the third floor. And it’s around the ceiling that the different living spaces are organized and articulated.

Homogeneity and natural beauty

The second striking feature of this project is the wood with its high level of finish. It gives a homogeneous and natural look to the home. It is also very flexible when it comes to being used in complex shapes. It becomes, in turn, floors, walls, ceilings, railings and also part of the furniture. A special mention to the library of the dining room which we absolutely adore and gets a special feature in our “About” section.

So, what do we retain from the project La Casa? Absolutely everything. The surfaces, the materials, the light. They all come together to compose a place of life that releases heat and stands out from the norm.


  • Location: Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal.
  • Size: 3150 pc
  • Year of construction: 2016
  • Architect: MXMA architecture & design
  • Project manager: Maxime Moreau, architecte
  • Photo credit: Adrien Williams & G. Proulx

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