Modern loft-style apartments built atop a dentist’s office

Modern building with mesh screen.Adrien
Williams

Where skylights do wonders

This sleek, metal-clad building in Montreal is business on the
bottom and dreamy loft-style living on the top. Paul Bernier Architecte
expanded a street-level dental care practice—of all things!—by
adding two floors above for a duo of apartments.

To make a distinction between the business and upper-level
residences, the architects sheathed the front apartment windows in
a perforated mesh screen. This striking facade made of aluminum
panels obscures the interiors from the busy street traffic and
casts a cool, dotted shadow pattern into the rooms. Lest you’re
worried about natural lighting, the apartments feature huge
skylights inside, plus expansive floor-to-ceiling windows toward
the rear.

Both of the two-bedroom apartments embrace a modern aesthetic
with gray walls, exposed infrastructure, black ceilings, and
concrete floors. Out back, terraces and a green roof atop the
garage add a necessary dose of nature to the industrial-chic
setup.

Open plan apartment with industrial interiors,Adrien
Williams Row of skylights in living room.
Adrien Williams Perforated screen in the bedroom.
Adrien Williams Interior room with skylights and concrete floors.
Adrien Williams Living room with contemporary furniture.
Adrien Williams Rear view of a white building with a second level terrace that contains greenery.
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Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Modern loft-style apartments built atop a dentist’s office