The brief was given by a young Parisian advertising executive also an avid collector of comic strips. He wished to live in a ‘fresh’ environment, both serene and sparkling despite the fact that the existing space was dilapidated, its geometry confusing, compartmentalized and contorted.
The original apartment consisted of 6 rooms squeezed into 60 sq. metres; the entry space alone was 5 sq. metres lading to 7 different doors!
The new design offers a uniform open space which expands, becoming more complex or dense depending on its orientation and use. These variances are defined by variable geometries and the inhabitation of the casework and walls. Sculpting these depths allowed the creation of a variety of cavities, niches and alcoves. The sculpted shapes vary in size and colour to adapt to multiple functions in different locations. They can accommodate a vast collection of comic strips or a bar, a bathroom, a closet etc.
The front side of each shape contains its mirror image / volume on the back. Behind the scenes new uses are unveiled like cupboards, a desk, video, shelves, etc… In this manner, the apartment is continuously renewed.
Paris 10e, France