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Maison Escalier

  • 01:00 - 3 July, 2012
Maison Escalier
Maison Escalier, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    22 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Moussafir with Alexis Duquennoy
  • Client

    Eric de Rugy
  • Budget

    850,000€
  • Consultants

    Jean-Marc Weill and Malishev Wilson Engineers (structural engineers)
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Built on the site of an old house set between two buildings in the heartof a very well-preserved block in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this house is designed as a tree-like structure delimited on three sides by the original walls. Only the entirely glazed south façade belies the almost total reconstruction of the building and provides a glimpse of the volumetric complexity of its interior spaces. Even more than that of a tree, the most effective metaphor for the project might be that of a Cyclopean stairway: the house is a stair whose core houses the wet rooms, whose stairwell is defined by the gables of the neighbouring buildings, and whose steps and landings form the various living spaces.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

The fact that there was no need to partition the rooms (except the bathrooms) means that there is a sense of total spatial continuity from basement to roof terrace. The structure, entirely of steel, is made up of cantilevered floors borne by the central core and partly dissociated from the three outer walls onto which have been grafted concrete boxes that act as built-in furniture. The choice of materials reinforces the architectural design: the partitions of the central core, the floors and the ceilings are all clad in locust tree, whose colour and pattern contrast with the texture and whiteness of the outer walls.  

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Cite: "Maison Escalier" 03 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/249969/maison-escalier-moussafir-architectes-associes/>
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16 Comments

shipspassing · May 07, 2015

It's all right, but the budget is for what, just the phoney 'simple' work?

Aditia Yudis · July 27, 2012

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Iván Caballero · July 27, 2012

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pradt · July 06, 2012

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anar-CHIE-tecture · July 06, 2012

Une maison intéressante à Paris... http://t.co/yJE8JehJ

zoomstudio · July 06, 2012

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beTarnished · July 06, 2012

Miss Paris. Maybe I&#39ll "swing" by in September. Love this. http://t.co/XAPopEG4

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Anthony Gugliotta · July 04, 2012

Stunning.

Brooks Cavender · July 04, 2012

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majchers · July 04, 2012

Very good, great job.

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