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Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects

  • 02:00 - 20 March, 2016
Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects
Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects, © Arnaud Schelstraete
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© Arnaud Schelstraete
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Text description provided by the architects. In a building of 8 levels built in the 60s, this renovated penthouse offers a 360° view of Grand Paris.


The development of the apartment was searched in all its dimensions, between interior and exterior spaces:

  • Transversal dimension, promoting transparency across the width of the apartment (sliding doors, platforms that blur the line between inside and outside).
  • Longitudinal dimension, marking a more intimate strip (dining room, kitchen, bookcase, bedroom 1) associated to the balcony and an open band (living room, hall, office room) around the loggia.
  • Vertical dimension, developing new volumes (skydome in shower room) in addition to the existing double height between the entrance and the floor.

© Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

From this open frame, different modular subspaces are articulated with each other, according to several devices:

  •  Moving parts, such as doors built into the furniture.
  •  Platform and / or ceiling (hall, shower room, dining room, kitchen, office room, bedroom)
  •  Fixed elements such as customized furniture headboards or the kitchen.

Plan 1
Plan 1

The plan includes : 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets , 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 1 living room, 1 book case, 1 study room, 1 hall ; 1 balcony, 1 loggia, 1 terrace.

© Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

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Cite: "Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects" 20 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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