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Monceau Apartment / JCPCDR Architecture

  • 12:00 - 4 July, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Monceau Apartment / JCPCDR Architecture
Monceau Apartment / JCPCDR Architecture, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel + 17

  • Design Team

    Serena FIani, Pierre-Henri Petillault
  • Clients

    Damien Fietta
  • Collaborators

    SCJ RENOVATION
  • Text by

    Serena Fiani
  • Spanish Translation by

    Pier Stockholm
  • More Specs Less Specs
© David Foessel
© David Foessel

Text description provided by the architects. Dating back from the 1930s, this beautiful Parisian building near the Parc Monceau features large canopies and brick details, contouring charming artists workshops. This challenging apartment deserved a new project, to reclaim its many assets and imagine a functional living space: in fact, the floor surface was rather small compared to the generous volume. The new design focuses on light and geometry, complementing beautiful original features with sharp, contemporary lines.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel

The large canopy had been cut in two by a much-needed mezzanine, inconveniently obstructing even more needed daylight. It’s a new version, cut in an angle, allows daylight to flow in, preserves necessary floor surface to the bathroom, and brings an unexpected angle from every point of view. The canopy’s shape is repeated, acts as a common thread, from outdoor window to indoor partition.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel
Plans
Plans
Axonometry
Axonometry

This graphic pattern is supplemented by curtains for a play on light and intimacy, allowing multiple combinations. The bathroom was reworked in charcoal-grey and white marble, to fit a shower and a bath, and separated toilets, in an intricate geometric design. Downstairs, the beautiful brick fireplace finds an echo in a grid of fresh colored shelves, from floor to ceiling, elongating one of the shorter walls in the apartment.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel
© David Foessel
© David Foessel

This living-room is complemented by a black marble kitchen and its bespoke table. Materials and colors were chosen to enhance the new features of the apartment. Light flows through the glass and bounces on the white walls, contrasting with the welcoming wooden floor, warm blue curtains, and the sharp marble in the kitchen and bathroom. The pop blue shelves, the pink velvet kitchen chairs, and copper bedroom details act as surprising and fun splashes of color.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel

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Cite: "Monceau Apartment / JCPCDR Architecture" 04 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/920269/monceau-apartment-jcpcdr-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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