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Wed 12.8.

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

A commission for a flat for a couple with two children on the top floor of the Haussmanian building in Paris transforms an ancient servant’s quarters into a highly functional, space efficient home.

 

 

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

The project, says h2o architectes, is “articulated around three connected and sequenced living spaces which are defined in function of uses, light and multiple views. Each one of these spaces is characterized by its solar orientation: East, West or South.”

 

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes

“Each child has its own independent bedroom; the common living space is open and partitioned by elements of furniture which have all been designed so as to follow the sloping games of the roof-line, forming a landscape of ‘totems’. They include bookshelves and diverse storage spaces.”

 

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

“A diagonal opening is thus drawn throughout the principal living room of which one forgets the rather tight initial dimensions. This reading of the apartment is further enhanced by the use of white paint on wood or plaster for the principle surfaces underlined by wood (oak) along the floor and for the ‘totem’ elements.”

 

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

 

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Arsenal Flat by h2o architectes, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

PROJECT DATA
Program: Housing
Location: Paris (75)
Client: Private
Architects: h2o architectes
Construction: Sarl Poluks
Status: Complete
Area: SHAB 70 m 2
Cost: 70 000 € TTC
Date: Spring 2015

 

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