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30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault

  • 21:00 - 26 April, 2015
30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault
30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault, © Meero
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From the architect. This 30 sqm flat transformed by the architect Richard Guilbault was first divided into 4 very dark rooms difficult to fit out. Today occupied by a young couple, the ambition of this full update was to create a dynamical and bright living room, to optimize the use of the private rooms and to maximize the possibility of storage space.

With the new space organization, the living room takes up 2/3 of the living surface area (instead of 1/3 before) and enjoys the light coming from the 4 windows of the flat. The custom-made bathroom is comfortable and takes up only 2.3 sqm. Discreet and intimate, the new sleeping space hides a voluminous storage chest; the raising of the bed makes an atypical and comfortable space, like a cabin; the wide sliding door allows to be isolated from the living room.

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Since the entrance, a long wall of storage is running along the complete length of the flat. It is punctuated by 4 niches and a game of contrast between the white and birch plywood front panels. This multipurpose piece of furniture, the backbone of the flat, absorbs all the technical needs of the flat and the different needs of the owners: electric panel, storage, appliances, pantry, fridge, wine cellar, TV, dressing room…

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In this small area, everything is deliberately pure and refined. The white surfaces are a carrier for more natural substrates like birchwood or more graphic ones like the cement tiles and the kitchen credenza in kaleidoscope mosaic.

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The apparent connections of the former walls have been highlighted by a white concrete filling to tell the history of the flat. The creation of graphic lines enliven a classic wood floor in Parisian flat.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault" 26 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/623445/30m2-flat-in-paris-richard-guilbault/>
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4 Comments

epixz · April 27, 2015

disclaimer the appartement is terrible not the decoration and the renovation, wich did the best they could to optimize the lack of space

epixz · April 27, 2015

what a terrible appartement, poor people living the dream in Paris in 30sqm.
cant wait till they have to move out cause they ll want to have a child. i m ashamed to live in a country where 30sqm is the norm for a couple

dams · April 27, 2015

God bless Paris and the dire state in wich real estate is there.
30 square meter for a whole appartement and people will take mortgage for 25y swallowing 50+% of their income to buy that shit only to realise they are in negative equity, not being able to have children or even a room to spend time reflecting

But hey at least they are living the dream in paris.

squarefetish · April 27, 2015

cannot imagine how dirty the cat level would be in a month...... for me makes more sense as storage space which the apartment is for sure in need of.

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