Dr. & Mrs Garcia RESIDENCE

Location Fairview, QC

Client Dr. and Mrs. J. Garcia

Architecture Mendoza Lim Associates

Landscape Design NMA

There were no architectural design guidelines to subscribe to when we started working on Dr Garcia's residence. Thus, we were at liberty to suggest something a bit different for this house located in a gated residential community in Fairview.

The client agreed on a contemporary style with the proviso that there would be no architectural features radically different from the existing adjacent residences.

An architectural element features a vertical screen of reinforcing bars rising from the second story roof to the third floor's family room upon which vines will eventually take over. The screen has a dual role of mitigating the hot afternoon sun and also softening the front concrete facade.

Hidden from the public view of the 3 storey residence are outdoor rooms defined by vine-covered pipe walls and arches.

Garcia Arches 1