A turn-of-the-century stable building is adapted for reuse into modern film production offices, conference rooms, and workspaces. The two-story, 8,400-square-foot building is imposed with a long "ribbon" made of MDF and gypsum board that is matte white on one side and orange-peeled fluorescent green on the other. The ribbon moves and folds through space,becoming the facility’s floors, walls, and ceilings, sometimes all three. Where the ribbon folds it creates the offices, studios, and two conference rooms. One fold encloses an epoxied black area containing restrooms, exit stairways, a photocopying room, and an editing suite. Remaining areas are divided by clear and frosted glass so that individual rooms exist as part of a unified whole inserted into the textured space of the old stables.

The insertion is a purposely foreign element inside the natural, earthy materials of the original building. The refined, smooth, and highly reflective textures of the new interior directly oppose the roughness of the existing raw stone and wood. The spaces are lit by neutral fluorescent lamps accentuating the bright colors chosen for the ribbon.


Jet Films

Saucier + Perrotte architects
110 Jean-Talon Ouest
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Tel.: (514) 273.1700
Fax.: (514) 273 3501

Gilles Saucier, Thomas Balaban, Anna Bendix

Interior Designer:
Saucier + Perrotte architects

Structural and M.E.P.:
Le Groupe Teknica
1441 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest,
Bureau 200 Montréal
Tél. : (514) 931-1080

Code Consultant:
Technorm Inc.
1255 rue University, suite 1102
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Tel.: (514) 861-1940

General Contractor
Anjinnov Inc.

Marc Cramer Photography
Tél.: (514) 845.2857 and +33-

CAD system, project management, or other software used
AutoCAD usa.autodesk.com, formZ www.formz.com



Insulated-panel or plastic glazing:
Atofina (Plexiglass)

Metal doors:
Les Métaux Tremblay

Fire-control doors, security grilles:
Les Métaux Tremblay

Shlage www.schlagelock.com / Sargentwww.sargentlock.com

Les Métaux Tremblay

Dorma www.dorma-usa.com

Exit devices:
Schlage www.schlagelock.com

Standard Metal Hardware

Security devices:
By Client

Cabinet hardware:
Richelieu www.richelieu.com

Interior Finishes
Acoustical ceilings:
Armstrong www.ceilings.com

Suspension grid:
Armstrong www.ceilings.com

Paints and stains:

Plastic laminate:
Nevamar www.nevamar.com

Floor and wall tile:
Cinca (floor + wall), Dal-Tile (wall) www.daltile.com, Tiles used only in WC

By client

Interior ambient lighting:
Artemide www.artemide.com, Canlyte CFI www.canlyte.com

Artemide www.artemide.com, Canlyte CFI www.canlyte.com

Task lighting:
By client