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Apartment Grasso, Pascal Grasso Architectures, Paris, France
January 21st, 2011 by Adam Heller
The project is promising and simple: a private client, an apartment in the center of Paris, duplex, an area about 280 m², and a large terrace.
Clarity of space and functional furniture-objects.
The challenge is to connect the apartment with the terrace.
The main living space and the reception room is created by a large open area that leads to the terrace. The bedrooms are on the first level.
Devices, consisting in visual accumulation of volumes, create rhythm in the new space. They invade the floor, walls and ceiling. The ceiling is the strong element structuring the living-room.
Composed of suspended plaster boxes, it makes the space more dynamic. It integrates and hides functional and technical components such as air conditioning, lightning, sound, and ventilation. These elements gradually invest turning into storage, kitchen appliances, balustrade for stairs, bar, coffee table, etc…
The lightning system, hidden behind the volumes, provides diffused, indirect and scalable light.
The bedrooms are designed with the same process: clarity of space and functional “furniture-objects”. The large furniture has common functions such as a bathroom, bed, desk, closet, etc… The set is made of grey painted MDF.