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Montre-Oeuil / Atelier Florence Gaudin

Montre-Oeuil / Atelier Florence Gaudin
Montreuil, France
© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

Text description provided by the architects. A transformation and a heightening of an ancient abandoned carpentry atelier to a lodging.

In contrary of the frequent choices of the architecture's Atelier Florence Gaudin, the heightening of the built envelope is treated in mimicry with the architectural signature of the existent carpentry atelier.

© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

This choice, although unusual, corresponds however to an atelier's posture : Do With. No systematic opposition, no free architectural “gesture” but a suitable answer.

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The urban planning rules imposed a heightening in continuity with the existent volume. So it appeared preferable to assume this continuity with the facade treatment. The choice of materials and colours brings a contemporary touch to the building.

© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

The generous volume obtained by this elevation, with a ceiling height over 6 meters, is voluntary preserved. The boxes are thought as suspended “Wood Cabanas” at different levels. These boxes contain closed programs (Bathroom and WC) in addition to a mezzanine bedroom and a play niche.

© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

The upward movement of the boxes is not hazardous. It corresponds to a logical technique for sewage evacuation. This approach is a part of a recurrent logic dear to the work of the atelier: Transform the constraints to the engine of the project: Do With.

© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

The disposition of the volumes generates a playful course through the geometry of the boxes, offering 4 access levels and various framings.

The space is evolutionary: there's a possibility to add a room in the ground floor.

© Pierre l’Excellent
© Pierre l’Excellent

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Cite: "Montre-Oeuil / Atelier Florence Gaudin" 04 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907088/montre-oeuil-atelier-florence-gaudin/> ISSN 0719-8884

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