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A City Home Grows Without Gobbling Up Its Garden

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Determined not to destroy the home's limited connection to nature, Microclimat extended the addition only as far as a mature poplar tree in the rear garden. The cantilevered mezzanine is wedged between its trunk and boughs. 

The Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood is populated with charming but dated homes like the Hotel-de-Ville residence. To add extra room, architecture firm Microclimat Architecture plotted a T-shaped extension in the backyard. The architects' advance was blocked by a poplar tree, around which they designed a skinny glass volume topped with a cantilevered mezzanine. 


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