Closse Residence is a minimalist house located in Montreal, Canada, designed by Naturehumaine. The home is situated along the south shore, and was originally built by the father of the client in the 1960s. Over 50 years have passed without major restoration, and certain aspects of the original design were lacking, in particular, access to natural lighting.
As a result, the architects initiated with the placement of large glazed patio doors, opening the entire south facade. In addition, internal partitions were removed in order for light to reach even the deepest parts of the home. A central staircase constructed of rolled steel, maple veneer, and frosted glass, now serve as the focal point of the home.
For the kitchen, a custom countertop cantilevered 2.4 meters past the cabinets provides a surface for dining, allowing a seamless transition between food preparation and eating. Portions of the home were preserved and restored, such as the fireplace, which create a stark contrast in terms of aesthetic and materiality.