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The brief: transform an apartment to make it feel like an art gallery, so austere that the owner’s guests would find it unflinchingly cold. Architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque met this ostentatious challenge by gutting the 74-square-metre space to its original concrete shell, and devising a sophisticated raw aluminum system measuring 4.5 by 7.5 metres and equipped with sliding doors attached only at the top. This supports multi-functional modules, including a bed, a generous closet, kitchen cabinetry and seating. The bathroom, finished entirely in black tile, is housed in an old concrete vault. ­

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People’s Choice: Residential
Inhabitable Sculpture

Inhabitable Sculpture in Montreal, by Inpho Architecture; and Ebell Loft in Long Beach, California, by Hong Kong Stunt Team.

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2020
Award of MeritResidential
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Firm
Aspa, Portugal
2022
WinnerResidential
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Firm
i29, Duivendrecht, Netherlands
2014
People’s ChoiceResidential
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Firm
Dub­bel­dam Architecture + Design, Toronto
Team
Heather Dubbeldam with Johanna Bollozos, Oliver Dang, Lynden Giles, Jacob JeBailey, Bindya Lad, Jason LeBlanc and Suzanna MacDonald