Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda

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  • Architects: Atelier Wilda
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  45
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:David Foessel
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Grohe, Saint-Gobain, Novoceream, Otelo Bamboo, Panaget
  • Client: Christine Lesoin
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
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Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda - Windows, Facade
© David Foessel

Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of the renovation of the old painter Pierre Lemaire's studio (1920-2007), in order to create a minimalist loft in the heart of Paris. The entire existing interior design and the slab was demolished, only the load-bearing walls and the roof were preserved. It is originally a large volume in openspace in which the client wants to create a housing necessarily involving the partitioning of spaces. However, neither the client nor the architect are willing to sacrifice the spatial quality of the workshop.

Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda - Countertop, Windows, Kitchen, Beam
© David Foessel
Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda - Table, Chair
© David Foessel

The project consists in revealing the entire volume by the demolition of the ceilings and household many holes in the internal partitions so that at any point of the housing can perceive the entire volume and thus retain the feeling of space. The light floods this beautiful volume with its large glass façade (10 linear meters) and generous roof windows. In order to amplify the sense of space the project presents little variation of color and materials.

Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda - Windows, Beam, Handrail
© David Foessel
Isometric Sketch
Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda - Windows, Handrail, Beam
© David Foessel

White walls highlight the wooden elements (beech) that soften and warm the light. As it is a small area, the custom furniture has been designed to the smallest detail in order to optimize all possible storage spaces while adapting perfectly to the uses. In response to the client who wanted an extra room despite the small area, the architect proposed a very bright cabin perched at the top of the volume with a bird's eye view of the living room. It has a workspace with storage and a fold-away desk and a large bed for two people.


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Cite: "Atelier_142 / Atelier Wilda" 09 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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