Offices Maison Accuracy / Atelier l’Abri

Offices Maison Accuracy / Atelier l’Abri

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Text description provided by the architects. Feeling at home, while embodying the unique visual identity of the international consulting firm Accuracy: this is the challenge that L’Abri has taken up by designing refined workspaces that rhyme with conviviality. Inspired by the codes of residential projects within Maison Accuracy, the architects offer warm and generous offices for employees and visitors alike.

© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau

Following its design-build approach, the L’Abri et Construction Modulor team got involved from the very first stages of the project by helping to find the ideal location for the new Montreal offices of the European consulting firm. Accuracy has made the bold choice to move into a larger space at a time when the craze for teleworking has pushed many companies to reduce their workspaces. Applying an analytical approach based on the company’s operations, the architects proposed a new development model based on flexibility, comfort and the creation of common spaces.

Floor plan
Floor plan
Axonometric
Axonometric

Leaving a downtown tower to settle in Old Montreal, Accuracy chose a place full of character and history that strongly inspired the architects. Whether it is the careful separation of the new volumes of the original ceilings from the mill floor, or the natural materials, such as walnut and lime rendering, the design highlights the architectural heritage of this old warehouse, built in 1868, with its solid masonry walls and wooden and steel structures. Covered by two monumental windows creating interior courtyards, the generously vegetated space is bathed in natural light, giving it a unique character and an exceptional spatial quality, magnified by the interior architecture.

© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau

The program unfolds through two wings hosting a public customer area, and a more private area for employees. This distribution allows the team to have greater privacy and freedom to foster feelings of relaxation and belonging. The choice of light tones, sober finishes and lounge furniture accentuates the relaxed atmosphere. Developing a hybrid concept between open-plan offices and the traditional model of closed conference rooms, L’Abri designs flexible layouts that optimize space, while promoting teamwork and productivity.

© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau

In the client wing, walnut warmly adorns the various conference rooms and common areas, bringing character and elegance without falling into ostentation. The curves of the bespoke central furniture contrast with the surrounding orthogonal shapes, giving a unique balance and signature to the project.

© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau

Incorporating new organizational and operating principles for business, Maison Accuracy offers bright, soothing and comfortable office spaces, where beauty inspires and encourages a return to in-person work for more human and collaborative relationships.

© Raphael Thibodeau
© Raphael Thibodeau

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