Old Carpentry turned into chic contemporary loft in Paris by Agnès et Agnès

Old Carpentry turned into chic contemporary loft in Paris by Agnès et Agnès

Architects: Agnès et Agnès
Location: Paris, France
Year: 2015
Area: 3.444 ft²/ 320 m²
Photo courtesy: Cecile Septet

“This project is a response to a very special request aiming to transform an old two story carpentry at the end of a courtyard in the heart of Paris, into a family house hosting 7 persons (2 adults and 5 teenagers).


To fill up this very large space (320 m² [3,444 ft²]) underneath a huge skylight, we have decided to provide this large void with little boxes fulfilling the needed functions. These boxes have a pitched house shape and are scattered on both levels.


We conceived the ground floor as the main space which hosts everyday functions such as the living area, the tv room, and the kitchen – dining room, the latter was set it in one of these boxes.


This box is black, central and full of light due to the openings in its ceiling. The first floor represents a more intimate space, where all the bedrooms are located. The children’s rooms have doors in a blue shade to make them stand out.


Every room is like a little house with a different colour in the interior reflecting each child’s personality. The corridor serving all the rooms is provided with a handrail in perforated steel and a flexible floor to give a fresh feel to it.


In this transformation we kept in mind the identity of the site while creating a modern and colourful space for the family.”

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