While these residents have used
colour to animate the interior of their home, the position of their residence
overlooking the St. Lawrence puts them equally in touch with the activities of
Montreal's active port and the city's downtown areas. Like many
Habitat residents, they use windows as framing devices to maximize exterior and
interior views: to display glass sculpture by Daniel Pommereulle and to draw
attention to the unique setting provided by Habitat's location at the base
of the city. These residents admit that even after 25 years, they are still
excited by the arrival of a new ship in the port.
One of the more striking elements of this home is its bold display of colour. Each room resonates with the feeling imbued by a different hue, hues which create intimate and distinct spaces in the labyrinthine residence. Vibrant red-, yellow- and purple-saturated rooms string together the interior spaces of the concrete boxes that give such visual and spatial uniformity to the exterior of Habitat.