LeJeune Residence / MXMA Architecture & Design

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  108 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project LeJeune Residence / MXMA Architecture & DesignSave this projectSaveLeJeune Residence / MXMA Architecture & Design ArchDaily “COPY” LeJeune Residence / MXMA Architecture & Design Architects: MXMA Architecture & Design Area Area of this architecture project Project Manager:Maxime MoreauDesign Team:Adam Robinson, Dany Durand-Courchesne, Egest Gjinali, Eric Engdahl, Valérie Derome-MasséCollaborator:Christian Bélanger DesignEngineer:Domenico Di ModicaArchitect In Charge:Maxime MoreauCity:MontrealCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The LeJeune Residence, located in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough of Montreal, Canada, was built in 1890. Its transformation carried out in 2013, involved a play between municipal constraints and the clients’ vision. The borough’s bylaws called for the preservation and reconstruction of the façade’s original architectural components and the clients wanted a resolutely contemporary project. Architecture Open Form addressed the challenge of these seemingly contradictory demands with a creative solution that catered to both.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe clients and their program.The clients, a couple of established professionals with a penchant for photography, art and architecture, had considerable experience with residential projects. They had modernized their previous homes themselves, paying great attention to detail and materials. With the LeJeune Residence, however, they decided to hire an architect to ensure that the design would reflect and respond to their minimalist lifestyle, embodied by their simple but elegant taste.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanIn 2012, they decided to sell their modern home in the suburbs to return to live in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough, one of the city’s most creative neighborhoods. They purchased a duplex that originally housed the grooms who cared for the horses and carriages of citizens who lived on the nearby prestigious Saint Joseph Boulevard. Their goal was to transform the building, which was in an advanced state of deterioration, into a single-family residence with open living spaces, flexibility in the use of rooms and an interior architecture that opened to an exterior garden. Despite the fragility of the existing building and its structure, the owners envisioned an architectural approach that was sustainable, bold and high-quality, and at the same time respectful of the historic characteristics of the 125-year-old building.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsReturn to original architectural components.Although the exterior walls of the building, including the façade, had been covered with metal cladding in the mid-20th century to protect the original wood clapboard and to reduce the risk of flame spread, the borough required the return of the façade’s wood siding in its original form. It also required the restoration of the façade’s wooden cornice and its six-section solid pine windows framed by wood moldings.Save this picture!BeforeFaçade.Armed with the desire both to recall the façade’s evolution, and thus respect of the borough’s Site Planning and Architectural Integration bylaw, and to apply a contemporary and audacious architectural language to it, architect Maxime Moreau considered the façade as an experiment that would respect and rejuvenate existing features with bold new interventions. He proposed that the façade’s original architectural components be restored and stained with a black hue (reminiscent of avant-garde art and architecture). This approach satisfied both the borough’s preservation requirements and the owners’ adventurous tastes. Furthermore, the monochrome façade appropriately suggested an enigmatic work, a point-zero, a new beginning for both the building and its owners.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsIn the daytime, the black stain makes the details of the façade difficult to discern but its most elementary forms are made evident. The mosquito screens, which produce a timeless effect with different shades of black, conceal the ancestral windows. At night, however, the building is transformed into an historic house, and the windows come alive. Interior light exposes their divisions and exterior lighting reveals their details, as well as the form of the façade’s clapboard and the ornamentation of its cornice.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsInterior.(in collaboration with Christian Bélanger Design)As the building is tiny (only 77 m2, or 835 square feet), the optimization of its interior spaces was a crucial and integral part of the design process. In addition, the owners’ vision and lifestyle called for open living spaces on the ground floor and the interaction of the interior with the backyard. Their desire to “live outside” during the warmer seasons led to the extension of the interior living spaces onto a terrace that was designed with the same attention to comfort and quality as the home’s interior.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe distinction between inside and outside is subtle since the space was considered a whole. The rear exterior wall was opened along the entire width of the living room thanks to a 13-foot-wide, floor-to-ceiling sliding door. During the summer, the living room furniture is moved outside to the terrace, which is at the same level. This natural extension of the home’s living space allows the owners to enjoy living outdoors as much as possible. Furthermore, even in the colder seasons, the fireplace and the garden can be enjoyed as much from the inside as from the outside, blurring the boundaries between the two.The optimization of living space allowed the architect to meet their clients’ desire for a unique and minimalist lifestyle. Spaces and furniture serve untraditional functions. For example, instead of a typical dining room, there is an open space area between the kitchen, living room and terrace, with furniture tailored to the occupants’ needs. While they generally eat at the kitchen island, they also have the option of serving meals on a low coffee table that folds and rises to form a more traditional dining room table.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThis flexibility of functional space and simple furnishings makes it even easier to turn outward and move the dining area outside during the summer. The contemporary white furniture juxtaposes perfectly with the wood terrace, with its long bench, its light concealed in a niche and its fence for privacy.The home’s two-storey entrance vestibule, brightly lit by a suspended work of art that doubles as a light fixture, welcomes visitors and provides an illusion of grandeur. The black library provides a contrast in the transition between the entrance and living areas. The built-in furniture structures the spaces by connecting functions to each other in a coherent architectural ensemble. The materials and colours of the furniture define different areas and enhance the sense of grandeur and fluidity of the interior spaces.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsWise lighting is essential to good design, and this is particularly true in small spaces. In this residence, the absence of physical boundaries between the functions not only increases the living space, but also responds to the dynamic lifestyle of its occupants. A variety of fixed and movable lighting fixtures were installed on the ceiling and walls to create the possibility of several lighting ambiances that can be adjusted according to the use of the space and the mood and comfort of its occupants. These ambiances range from full illumination for work to soft lighting for relaxation.Thus, in a minimalist space with little decoration, Architecture Open Form has created a complete space that meets the owners’ different needs and invites serenity and inner peace. The simplicity of the space does not limit in any way the quality and the comfort of the home. The furniture is minimalist and understated, further aligning to its users’ lifestyle.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Berlin Block TetrisVideosGrimshaw and BVN to Design Parramatta’s First High-Rise Public SchoolArchitecture News Share 2014 Manufacturers: Marquis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781272/lejeune-residence-architecture-open-form Clipboard Photographs:  Adrien Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Christian Bélanger Design Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 15 Share Houses Canada CopyHouses, Renovation•Montreal, Canadalast_img read more


OCC Highlights Innovation in Community Bank Space

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first_img August 10, 2015 920 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News OCC Highlights Innovation in Community Bank Space With many smaller banks either failing or struggling to continue operations due to increased costs of doing business, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry recently spoke at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago about some of the latest innovations brought about to help community banks get back in the lending game.With many of the smaller financial institutions not generating large enough volumes of mortgage loan pools to sell to Ginnie Mae for a government guarantee, Curry explained to the audience how the Chicago FHLB can act as the Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed security issuer. Through the Mortgage Partnership Finance Government Mortgage-Backed Securities program, lenders deliver government-guaranteed or government-insured home loans to the Chicago FHLB.The option of using the Chicago FHLB as the Ginnie Mae MBS issuer will be especially attractive to low-volume lenders, Curry said, because it will eliminate the costs and barriers community banks would face with becoming Ginnie Mae issuers themselves.”By taking on this role, the Chicago FHLB provides liquidity, a reliable secondary market conduit, and operational support to participating banks,” Curry said. “This program can put community lenders in a better position to offer competitive mortgage products, and it confers a number of advantages on participating institutions, including competitive pricing and the certainty of funding on closing day.”Both the banks and the consumers win in this case, Curry said.”It confers obvious advantages on small institutions that want to remain competitive in an important product line, and it helps ordinary people achieve the American dream of homeownership,” Curry said. “It also exemplifies the creative spirit that has long made the American financial system such a powerful engine of economic growth.”Part of the OCC’s focus is on helping community banks and thrifts serve their customers while reducing the cost of doing business, Curry said. One example is a paper published by the OCC back in January titled “An Opportunity for Community Banks: Working Together Collaboratively,” which describes ways that community banks can pool their resources to obtain cost efficiency and at the same time leverage specialized expertise. When community banks collaborate in this manner, it allows the banks to cut costs or serve customers they might not otherwise be able to serve, Curry said.”For example, community banks can exchange ideas and information, share back office operations or jointly purchase materials or services,” Curry said. “In one case, a group of banks pooled their resources to finance community development activities through multi-bank community development corporations, loan pools, and loan consortia. In another, several smaller institutions formed an alliance through a loan participation agreement to bid on larger loan projects in competition with larger financial institutions.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Existing-Home Sales Forecast Revised Downward Despite Recent Surge Next: Sen. Warren Asks Regulators to Examine New System for Compliance Issues Share Save Community Banks Comptroller of the Currency Mortgage-Backed Securities OCC 2015-08-10 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Community Banks Comptroller of the Currency Mortgage-Backed Securities OCC The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / OCC Highlights Innovation in Community Bank Space The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more