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The Berri House in Montréal, Canada / Thomas Balaban Architecte

The Berri House, a small residential extension, challenged Thomas Balaban Architecte to squeeze as much home as possible out of a 130 m2 centenary carriage house, while taking maximum advantage of its unique urban situation. The project is situated on a short and narrow street in Montreal’s sought-after Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. The irregularly shaped lot resulted from a subdivision of a large property spanning two streets. The cadastral transaction left the new lot with only a small side yard and an boxed-in exterior space at the back. Interesting lots such as Berri’s, corner stores, car repair shops, and small industrial…