Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
CLOYS Apartment in Paris, France by Atelier 56S
November 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Atelier 56S
An ancient parking lot was divided into different apartments in the heart of Paris. To transform this raw surface into apartments, the project management wanted the structure to keep its industrial aspect.
The main challenge was to take advantage of the unique light source: South-oriented and situated in one of the apartment’s angles. The idea was to compact the night area to benefit from a higher flexibility in the living space. Peripheral wood furniture, serving as library, kitchen, desk and storage, was made to create space and visual continuity in the whole apartment. A mobile wall can occasionally be used to host friends.
The concrete beams and ceiling remain to keep the spirit of the place, while lessening the resonance thanks to a wooden slats-made false ceiling.
Atelier 56 S is composed by the chilean architect José Prieto and the french Fanny Landeau. Gathered in 2008 while studying in Mexico, the office was created in 2013 and has maintained a non-hierarchical form of collaboration that allows for a critical approach to projects. The office works is varied; it spans from competitions to private commissions and collaborations and from small scale dwelling units to parks and plazas and public building.
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