IN 2 is a minimalist residence located in Montréal, Canada, designed by Jean Verville architecte. The clients have a penchant for contemporary arts, theater, music and dance, as well as digital art, video, and installation. As a result, the architects wanted to create a domestic architectural installation by integrating an inventive experimentation in the Montreal cottage built in the 50s.
Gathering input and feedback with the client, the architects created an assemblage of visual breakthroughs and stark contrasts that create tension and scale within the space. As described by the architect, the opposition between black and white produces optical effects oscillating between reality and abstraction.
The resulting graphic environment creates a participatory and playful experience that is animated by whimsical touches that soften the coldness often associated with contemporary architecture. The space is supplanted by beautiful illusionary affects, much to the delight of the owners.