1. Hatley
  2. Otter Lake
  3. Aird Island
  4. Jean-Talon
  5. Duluth & Drolet


François Abbott is an architect based in Montréal.
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5. Duluth & Drolet

A Project by INA

Foam 1:100 models by Le Kutsch

A 45 degree brick chamfered wall stands at the intersection of Duluth and Drolet, a familiar condition repeated at corners of residential blocks in Montreal. The project balances two objectives: functional expansion and heritage conservation. The presence of the typical Montreal corner building is maintained entirely along both streets. A new volume is connected, but not dominant, reading more as a neighbour rather than an extension. The justaposition of forms allows for a full commercial uses of the ground floor, two apartments above and a terrace on the original building with sunset views to the Mount Royal. 

Role: Collaboration in Schematic Design and Design Development 
In Progress 2017 -