MI-2 is the second part of a triptych of three family residences, located along the Rivière des Mille-Îles in Laval. The three houses are built of brick and this one, with its light gray hue, is placed chromatically in the center.
Its set of champagne-coloured metal roof slopes and its dynamic screen give it a unique character in the district.
Bungalow-type, this single-storey house of modest size is inspired by the vernacular language of Laval architecture at a time when the island was a vacation spot.
Unlike the other two residences, MI-2 is not directly on the waterfront. Surrounded by neighbors on one side, land behind, Boulevard des Mille-Îles ahead and a private street on the other side, the architects decided to close the house in on itself, limiting the direct openings on the outside.
As the largest opening, which overlooks the river, is oriented north, the architects had the idea of placing an interior courtyard to the south in order to bring light into the heart of the project while maintaining privacy.
Visuals ©: Olivier Blouin