The apartment of Carole and Robin is located on the ground floor of a mansion of the XVIIth arrondissement in Paris. Taking advantage of a private garden with terrace, when the family grew, Carole and Robin preferred to buy the apartment on the 1st floor to accommodate the children’s room rather than move.
▼公寓一览，overall view of the apartment
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan
The main challenge of this renovation was to find the place of a staircase as discreet as possible. The work was delivered as a screw-in kit. This technique allowed us to produce in the workshop a thermo lacquered paint, much more resistant than a painting done on the spot. The use of metal offered a light writing to the work with whose thickness does not exceed 25mm! The partnership architect / artisan / engineer allowed to realize a technical feat by suspending the staircase to the upper floor!
▼轻盈地悬浮在地板上方的楼梯，stairs suspended upon the floor
As often in Paris, space is precious. Although they are appreciable, the storage spaces cause loss of habitable surface. We imagined a large piece of furniture. 7 meters long for 60 cm deep, and suspended at 2.10 meters from the ground. It thus occupies no square meter!
▼从入口走廊看客厅，view of the living space from the entrance gallery
▼7米长木制储物柜横跨厨房和客厅，the 7-meter wooden storage goes through the kitchen and living space
▼餐厅与庭院相连，dining space is connected with the garden
▼建筑细部，一些老的装饰被保留，details, some of the original architectural elements are preserved
In the child’s room, the distinction of two spaces allows the two brothers to define their respective territories. This old bourgeois building is composed of architectural elements: solid wood doors, enamelled handles, moldings, rails, rosettes. We have tried through our project to conserve and magnify these elements. For example, the blue partition in the children’s room is not continuous up to the ceiling. It ensures the separation between the rooms and the staircase. It houses a glass floor that allows daylight on the steps. It allows to preserve and to stage the old molding making the turn of the piece!
▼儿童房，隔墙与天花间留有空隙，阳光可以照到楼梯，partition of the children’s room is not continuous which allows light to the stairs
▼通过墙面颜色和铺地材质将儿童房分成两个空间，children’s room is defined into two spaces by different wall colors and floorings
: Heavy renovation and reunification of two apartments
Surface: 70 m2
Architect : Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta
Engeneer : Phoenix Structures
Photograph: Giaime Meloni
Cost of construction: 125 600 € ht
Floor : Hungarian parquet flooring, Painted concrete – emerald green
Carpentry: Solid oak & slat , CP birch white matt
Locksmiths: Metal 25mm – white epoxy
Location: Paris 17ème, France
Drawings: Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta
English text: Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta
Chinese text: gooood