completed in 2014
Strata is an interior expansion project planning the transformation of a crawl space into an habitable basement. The crawl space is an important cause of air quality problems for the rest of the ground floor and structural deficiencies for the 3-storey building. These problems led us to establish a program that met the constraints while allowing the improvement of drainage and waterproofing of the foundation walls, insulation and humidity control of the basement, integration of an HRV unit and allow the addition of living spaces including 2 bedrooms, game room / family room and other services. These interventions express the different built layers including exposed brick walls, wood structure of the ground floor, new steel beams, stones of the original foundations now supported by our new exposed concrete foundations.