BOOM TOWN
Steve Montpetit
BOOM TOWN

BOOM TOWN

Architects from 763, rue Marie-Anne Est Montréal (Québec) H2J 2A6, Canada
Historically, the Boomtown house is associated with the ‘mushroom’ towns created near industrial complexes and mines in the years 1890–1920. It is easily recognized by its simple facade and square shape. Its roof is flat or nearly flat, an innovation for the time. The popularity of the Boomtown house was mainly due to increased space and low construction costs.



A century later, l’atelier Boomtown proposes a rereading of human scale buildings architecture based on the original principles of the Boomtown house: Simplicity and efficiency. Working with space, light and matter, l’atelier Boomtown designs contemporary houses, adapted to modern living.