Known for its Nordic-inspired and modern architectural tasks, the younger Montreal-based mostly firm APPAREIL architecture was picked to conceive the style of a new restaurant, Hoogan et Beaufort. Found in a former train manufacture in the Rosemont borough of Montreal, the creating had a lot of historical charm. The huge area of 2700 square feet, with its 28-foot-high ceilings and industrial character, had everything to seduce right from the start off.
The mandate was to produce a modern day 70-seat restaurant with an intimate, cozy and comfy environment, even though having to pay homage to the building’s previous. The brick walls, massive beams and ceiling tracks have been preserved. Raw components such as steel, wood and concrete, have been picked to complement with the spirit of the place. The fashion is easy, but warm, and signed by Kim Pariseau, Founding Architect of APPAREIL architecture.
Following its normal integrated strategy, the company worked with each other with nearby craftsmen to develop a custom-made area in each and every detail. APPAREIL teamed up, among other folks, with restaurateur-designer Alexander Baldwin to design lamps and distinctive chairs that would include a retro-chic touch to the interior.
The open kitchen was placed at the heart of the restaurant. Guests can gather close to and get location at the massive bar that circles the chef’s workspace, straight into the thick of the action. “We needed to recreate the festive atmosphere that is identified all around a bonfire,” says architect Kim Pariseau. Tables are found along the big windows on the perimeter of the restaurant, giving much more intimacy.
Hoogan et Beaufort has the right stability of modernity and tradition, which completely reflects APPAREIL architecture’s philosophy as effectively as the vision of the restaurant’s owners, chef Marc-André Jetté and sommelier William Saulnier. Given that opening its doors in December 2015, it has acquired numerous accolades for its innovative cuisine prepared on embers from the customized-constructed fire pit.
“By making the appropriate blend in between the building’s industrial features, custom-created furnishings and refurbished aspects, we aimed to have a trendy but unpretentious area in which individuals would want to linger, feel at home and appreciate the chef’s universe.”- Kim Pariseau.
Architecture: Kim Pariseau / APPAREIL architecture
Designer: Alexandre Baldwin
Images: Alison Slattery