Duplex Apartment, Paris – H20 Architectes
It is the wish of most people to own their own property, to create a space that reflects your tastes, achievements and aesthetics. For some, this isn’t enough and their homes become a mirror of the highest order, mimicing the changes in their lives and styles.
This gorgeous home is an excellent example of how adaptive a space can become when the architect gives the home the freedom to be altered and changed.
The order is unusual: a young advertising Parisian collector of comic books, wants to create a living environment both serene and sparkling in a dilapidated apartment to geometry confusing, contorted and compartmentalised.
The existing apartment is actually made up of six parts to an area of 60m ² with the entry of 5m ² met alone seven different doors. The project offers a wide open space and continually expands, becomes more complex and becomes denser as the policies and practices.
These variations are modulated by furniture with variable geometry and thickness useful. Porosity is desired and is characterised by a hollow form work in a variety of “niches”. Their sizes vary and colorimetry to record locations and different functions. They welcome and the vast collection of comic books, a desk, a bathroom, dressing, etc..
The front still has its cons f elm in the back, behind the scenes may be released to make room for new uses (storage, office, video, shelves, etc..).
The apartment is constantly renewed and viewpoints can then become the through.