IN 1, the architect’s shed

Canadian Architect Jean Verville turned an old hangar in his garden into a minimal architect’s studio, giving the whole process a speculative and artistic approach.

Jean Verville, IN 1, Montréal, 2017
The IN 1 project in Montréal brings architect Jean Verville to confront his reflections on his own perception of spatiality with the production of a model on a human scale. In his experiment/performance he played with an existing building, an old hangar erected at the end of his residence’s garden.


Like a Russian doll, the model slips into the silver shed to offer an architectural experience yet hiding another one. For both design and fabrication, the architect favoured an in situ mode of exploration establishing an almost mathematical relationship between the space and his body. A function emerges naturally from the place, the architect’s workshop. Jean Verville designs three distinct sub-spaces on two levels. A graft parasitizes the top of the volume with a suspended cabin without identifiable access. Made entirely of OSB panels, this architectural installation offers a look at a personal universe that is the studio of the architect.

Img.6 Jean Verville, IN 1, Montréal, 2017
Img.6 Jean Verville, IN 1, Montréal, 2017

IN 1
, Montréal, Canada
Program: studio
Architect: Jean Verville Architecte
Team: Armand Verville, Jean-François Caron, Pierre Daigle
Area: 14 sqm
Completion: 2017

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