Textual content description offered by the architects. This 50 sqm flat is positioned in a quiet passage within the seventh arrondissement of Paris, just some streets away from the Invalides. The unique floorplan didn’t enable for a beneficiant kitchen, a big eating desk, or a cushty lounge whereas closing off all of the home windows.
Our goal was to provide the flat a sense of house and connection, between rooms and volumes. We determined to take away most partitions and set up a glass wall to make sure the continuity of all of the home windows, creating circulation alongside the facade, and mirroring the balcony exterior.
As each architects and carpenters, we designed three wood volumes to construction the house whereas conserving it open: The primary one is the kitchen. Made from wooden and granite it creates areas of transition and opens as much as the remainder of the flat, letting views, mild, and actions move. The okoumé and birch plywoods, the fluted glass, and the granite countertop create an intricate and beneficiant enfilade of areas.
The second is the bookcase. It performs with mild and darkish woods, spherical and straight shapes, and alternating stuffed and empty areas. Whereas permitting giant quantities of hidden storage, the entire bookcase is animated by the distinction between the hand-turned ipé posts, the birch plywood cabinets and the okoumé plywood faces.
And eventually, the third one is the cabinet. A wood piece of bespoke furnishings positioned within the bed room that mixes storage, desk, and bedside tables wrapped across the mattress and benefiting from this small house.
The open plan, the distinction of supplies, and the sunshine coming by means of the cascade of home windows all be part of collectively to provide a way of heat and well-being: a sense of dwelling.