Colors Prismatic Loft
Montreal based architect Jean Verville Architecte has developed ‘ Prismatic Colours ‘, a loft in downtown Montreal that houses works of contemporary art and design, an homage to the architectural creativity. The architect has designed this unusual procedure that, despite the bright colors of the surfaces, sometimes offers calm and tranquility through the use of black. To meet customer requirements, anxious to have a home life that would stimulate creativity and that led him to explore new artistic, Verville has designed an environment that distills the essence of its owner.
Through the use of simple materials and minimal interventions, Jean Verville awakens the senses and confuses the perception of space. With five colored pencils in shades preferred customer, Verville has sketched on white paper that was to be the background of the project. Has developed, so, open a dwelling, which would be a little later hosted a large collection of art created by introducing storage solutions so that the artist can rotate the pieces on display, impegandosi in a process of constant renewal of space.
Only ceilings are kept bare color so that it does not become overdose of colors and it can go with colorful floor and furniture. Each thing is of different color so that nothing loses its identity and has a proper space of its own in the house. So you go by the pictures and decide for your own that how much you like this colorful concept.
Colors add vibes and excitement in our life. They are very essential in our life just as air and water. Whenever we feel blue or depressed bright colors turns our mood and makes us happy.
Red, yellow, green, blue are not only colors but also an important ingredients in the soup of life. Colorful house can intensely change our mood from sad to happy and keeps us active all the time and the most important thing is the creativity generates there and children feel themselves free in such type of environment.
Jean Verville Architecte
In downtown Montreal, a loft for an artist who collects contemporary art and design objects is intended to be a tribute to creativity. Architect Jean Verville designed this unusual interior, which is both playfully colourful and sometimes a calm, peaceful white.
To satisfy a client who wants his home life to stimulate creativity and lead him to explore new avenues of work, Verville offers an environment that distils the essence of its owner. Using minimal interventions and simple materials, the architect awakens the senses and blurs the perception of the space.
With five coloured pencils in the client’s favourite shades, Verville sketched on white paper what was to be the background of the project. He designed an open dwelling that would host the client’s large collection of artworks and created storage solutions so that the owner can rotate the pieces on display, engaging in a process of constant renewal of the space.
The interventions performed at the architectural level modify the usual domestic proportions and help to offer an extraordinary experience. Whether they are white, coloured, or panelled with mirrors, the cabinets structure the space of the loft. They multiply perspectives and add to the overall reflectiveness on the shiny floor to offer a multiplied space.
The all-yellow sleeping space also contains concealed storage chests and becomes a multipurpose sculptural space. Throughout, the large, the small, and the tiny rub shoulders, accentuating contrasts of scale. The floor has insertions of coloured vinyl and a glossy epoxy coating, and the palette of paint shades is custom formulated and applied with unique blends prepared by an artist.
Ultimately, the project is an experiment in housing that presents a fertile mixture of architecture, art, and design.
Project name: Colors Prismatic Loft
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Type: Apartment Interior
Project Area: 1400 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Construction Year: 2011
Completion Year: 2012
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Interior Designer: Jean Verville Architecte, Montreal, Canada
Colours and finishes: M.F.B.B.
Cabinetmaker: Pierre Daigle
Upholsterer: Salomon Del-Cid
Acrylic mirrors: Judith Lamour
Text Description: © Courtesy of Jean Verville Architecte
Images: © Jean Verville Architecte