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Attic Reform in Paris / 05 AM Arquitectura

Attic Reform in Paris / 05 AM Arquitectura

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  • Architects: 05 AM Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  172
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  David Foessel
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Focus, B&B Italia, Bulthaup, caravane, AA by AIRBORNE, Atelier FEVRIER, Ecoresinas, Knoll, Maison Charles
  • Lead Architects: Joan Arnau, Carme Muñoz
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Text description provided by the architects. The original state of this two-storey penthouse had its main rooms on the lower floor, with a double height that communicated with the terrace that was little used as it is on the upper level. On the other hand, below the volume of the inclined pitched roof there was an attic, used as a storage room.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel
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The refurbishment consists of turning around the initial organization completely: we decided to close the double height, building a new slab to achieve a diaphanous floor at the upper level in total communication with the outside terrace and that can accommodate the main uses. Also to continue enjoying an interesting interior volumetry, the pitched roof is left on display, eliminating the existing attic, and we discovered and left on display the most singular and interesting element of this penthouse: the existing wooden ceiling with its large truss and the latticework of wooden beams and boards.

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© David Foessel
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© David Foessel

The staircase is the other singular element that organizes and solves the uses of this diaphanous space, it is a single element that at the same time offers multiple functionalities: in addition to its own function, it becomes a seat, an enclosure of spaces and it contains storage, all with the unitary image provided by the wooden strips.

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

At the entrance on the lower floor, the staircase welcomes us shedding light from the upper floor and inviting us to climb up, being, once again, the protagonist element.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel

This is a renovation in which the character of the space under the recovered roof is complemented by a unique multifunction staircase that allows organizing use and function providing a united and continuous image between the two floors.

© David Foessel
© David Foessel

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Address:XVI Distrito de París, Paris, France

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Cite: "Attic Reform in Paris / 05 AM Arquitectura" [Reforma ático en París / 05 AM Arquitectura] 15 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/934877/attic-reform-in-paris-05-am-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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