the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. House On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitects

House On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitects

House On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitects

Architects: FREAKS freearchitects Location: Saint-Ouen 93, Paris, France Project area: 94 sqm Project year: 2009 Photographs: FREAKS freearchitects

FREAKS freearchitects answered an add from a private client wishing to build an extension on the roof of an existing building in Saint-Ouen (northern neighbourhood of Paris).

© FREAKS freearchitects
© FREAKS freearchitects

It actually was not about an extension but the aim was to welcome a new neighbour to be installed on the roof of the client house. The project had to deal with the existing configuration of the building where the client and his family were living (and where they were still leaving during the time of the building process).

© FREAKS freearchitects
© FREAKS freearchitects

The client decided to build the whole project on his own. So we proposed to go for an construction process easy to manipulate based on wood particles and prefabricated (Finn Forest®).

Details and materials are basic so then the building process did not took too long and the new neighbour family was able to arrive within the expected schedule.

plan and section
plan and section

Self-construction in addition with basic materials explain why the total amount of budget ended so low and was very competitive within the Parisian context.

View the complete gallery

About this author
Andrew Rosenberg

See more:

Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "House On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitects" 10 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.