CON­CRETE CASES

EGO - - Ethos -

Within the con­fines of Lit­tle Italy, the area west of St-Lau­rent and South of Jean Talon, ex­ists a het­ero­gonous Mon­treal mor­phol­ogy, where the row house ty­pol­ogy co­ex­ists with a mixed in­dus­trial in­fra­struc­ture. This par­tic­u­lar­ity, al­though not ex­cep­tional, par­tic­u­larly at­tracts ar­chi­tects, specif­i­cally be­cause mu­nic­i­pal reg­ula- tions are al­lowed to be in­ter­preted and cre­ative so­lu­tions are en­cour­aged. The tra­di­tional Mon­treal ‘Du­plex’ or ‘Cot­tage’ usu­ally con­sist­ing of a two storey build­ing built from one lat­eral prop­erty line to the next, where walls with win­dows are lo­cated at the front and back only, is sud­denly given a sec­ond life, or at least al­lowed to be­ing ques­tioned.

In­for­mal din­ing area

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