Penthouse sur Loire / Avignon et Clouet


Stéphane Chalmeau shared with us this great Penthouse refurbishment made by french architects Avignon et Clouet in Nantes, , giving great sunlight to the interiors using glass divisions instead of solid walls and including an indoor pool with an amazing view to the city.

Take a look at the complete photoset after the break.

Cite: "Penthouse sur Loire / Avignon et Clouet" 06 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <>


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    It seems like a great layout but I hate the materials employed. Everything looks like plastic. It’s like living in a hospital.
    The retracted stairs are cool… but probably not necessary with better planning.

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    Pretty pictures, but it’s hard to make sense of the space without floorplans. Is there some reason they were omitted?

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    I liked the stair until I saw it retracted. That just makes it seem kitschy, like the rest of this project. It looks like an overpriced hotel room.

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    Nice pool!

    What are the dimensions of the pool? Anyone know or good guess?

    Length x width

    thx in advance

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      As I can see this building almost every day, I can tell that the pool is about 12 meters long, not more than 2.5 meters large and about 1 meter deep. A place to swimm alone.

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    I’ve seen that building in some magazine.
    That’s a very good job !!!
    Congratulations you two!

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    I like the stair and the external view
    I can’t imagine the spaces without the plan
    It seems simple

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    I live in Nantes, not far away from this building that has a wonderful view on the Loire and the city. But, even thought this is a very good (and expensive) work of those architects, what’s the use of it if no one ever lives in ? I’ve never seen anybody at the windows, any lights at night.

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