12R26_Lockwell A simple expansion – “just enough” to let the light in

Location:Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Québec City, Québec, Canada
Status:Completed in 2013
Area:253 m2 (2722 sq.ft.)
Awards:Nobilis 2014 Laureate – Renovation and/or residential expansion, more than $175,000

A simple expansion – “just enough” to let the light in

Located in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood in Québec City, this townhouse was renovated from the ground up. Numerous divisions were deconstructed to create open living areas that are better adapted to today’s way of life.

The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated to create energy gains and to take on a more modern feel that integrates with the original elements that were retained.

The building’s former shed area, which overlooks the courtyard and faces due south, was brightened up with abundant glazing, allowing natural light into a narrow – previously somber – space. This area, which had been used for storage, is now a fully livable area. The front facade received a dark coloured treatment to harmonize with all of the four other townhouses which share similar architectural characteristics.

La qualité globale de la conception, de la main d’oeuvre et de la construction

Construction details that bring out existing elements
Optimization of the space for integrated furnishings
Improved energy efficiency

Une approche bioclimatique de l’architecture

Southern oriented expansion
Solar gains
Natural cross-ventilation and chimney effect

Une conception intégrée au site

Harmony in an urban context

Le choix des matériaux

Use of reclaimed existing materials
Healthy materials
Locally sourced materials
VOC-free materials

Une enveloppe écoénergétique et efficace

High-performing envelope for the addition
New energy efficient windows installed according to Novoclimat 2.0 standards

Une gestion intelligente des ressources naturelles et énergétiques

Recycling of materials during construction
Low-flow plumbing fixtures

Confort, santé et esthétisme

Natural light
Open spaces
Clean air