Located at the corner of Christophe-Colomb West Street and Saint-Germain Street, the project was built on the footprints of an abandoned traditional house. Inspired by the strong features of the original building, such as its materiality and its iconic metal roof, les Germaines soberly sets up in continuity of the unique character of Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood. The masonry pedestal, which contains the living quarters, settles the building onto the street : on top, a linear enamelled steel volume alleviate the general outline with adjoining buildings. The choice of materials is inspired by the typical colours found around the site to ensure a respectful integration of the project into its colorimetric framework. The private stepped exterior terraces are located in the back to maximize sunlight in the living quarters and ensure inhabitants’ optimal privacy. The project's roof has been partially vegetated to promote the retention of rainwater on the site and to help reduce heat islands. The offset treatment of the openings from one floor to the other punctuates the façades by accentuating the pattern onto the street and by sever the length effect on Christophe-Colomb Street.