Few can match the concept-driven formality of Montreal’s Jean Verville for sheer rigour. In this 160-square-metre Montreal apartment, a trio of palettes – the sparkling white of the quartz-composite kitchen countertops, ceramic bathroom fixtures and marble tiles; the opulent brushed brass of the monolithic floor-to-ceiling cabinets and wall panels; the muted grey of the painted mechanicals, raw concrete ceiling, stained wood floors and heavy curtains – skilfully straddles exuberance and minimalism. Designed for a composer, the apartment both functions as a backdrop for the art of living and serves up plenty of theatricality – a work of art unto itself.
Project: IN 3 Location: Montreal, Canada Firm: Jean Verville architecte, Canada
Team: Jean Verville with François Bodlet, Stéphane Gimbert and Steve Tousignant