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
Description:

“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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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