Marc Boutin – Maddock House - Calgary, Canadá





"Una casa conversa contigo, y en esa conversación se da a conocer con el tiempo; una casa es inteligente, seductora y un tanto provocativa."
Marc Boutin recuerda la primera vez que mostró a su nuevo cliente cómo sería la vista de 360 grados desde el tejado de su futura casa. Habían subido hasta la cima de una ridícula escalera de mano apoyada contra la cabaña que había en el sitio, de cara a un viento tormentoso y apreciando la vista que tres años más tarde disfrutaría la casa ahora plantada allí. Parecían estar en la proa del Titanic, y Marc gritaba riendo: “Verás la magnificencia de las tormentas viniendo del oeste y las maravillosas plantas industriales del este”.

“The house is in conversation with you and that conversation reveals itself over time, and that it gives a level of depth to it; the house is smart, engaging and somewhat provoking.”
Marc Boutin vividly recalls the first time that he showed his new client, Ian Maddock, what would be the 360 degree view from the rooftop of his future home.
The two had clambered up to the top of a “ridiculously high” extension ladder, laid it against the original bungalow that stood on the site, faced gale winds and took in the views that in three years’ time would grace the home that now sits solidly atop Calgary’s Scotsman Hill. “The height-averse Marc looked like he was doing the Titanic thing holding onto that ladder,” recalls Ian. “You could see the magnificent views of storms coming from the west and the wonderful industrial lands to the east,” chimes Boutin.

En Elemente Magazine