ELLEdecor.it
X

Questo sito utilizza cookie, inclusi cookie di terze parti. Alcuni cookie ci aiutano a migliorare la navigazione nel sito, altri sono finalizzati a inviare messaggi pubblicitari mirati. Continuando la navigazione nel sito acconsenti al loro impiego in conformità alla nostra Cookie Policy, che ti invitiamo pertanto a consultare. Accedendo alla nostra Cookie Policy, inoltre, potrai negare il consenso all'installazione dei cookie

Elle Decor Italia

An intriguing solution to separate the living from the sleeping area in a Paris open-plan penthouse

Voltaire project: Studio Sabo devises a stunning anodized aluminum island concealing the apartment’s most private areas

open-plan-flat-paris-voltaire-studio-sabo
Alexandre Delaunay

A central island made of anodized aluminum sheets houses the sleeping area and bathroom in this raw style, brutalist mini penthouse in Paris center 

Are you grappling with the partitioning of an open-plan apartment? Well, if surfaces do not happen to be particularly large, and you wish to separate the sleeping area from the living, you can surely get some useful inspiration from the Voltaire project by Studio Sabo. The small penthouse on which the Paris-based studio founded and managed by Alexandre Delaunay has been working is located within a 1920s industrial building, in the French capital’s 11th arrondissement. Its brutalist, fair-faced concrete interiors have been redefined thanks to a central island that enables to divide the flat’s different areas, at the same time managing to maintain a perfect vertical and horizontal flow in this barely 80 sqm open-plan apartment without the need to use real partition walls. The island cladding consists of a series of custom-punched anodized aluminum sheets that create a contemporary design pattern, and, thanks to a skillful sequence of perforations, offer the possibility to create different lighting settings and ensure complete privacy protection. Completed last July, the project features a main living space, illumined by large industrial windows and connected to an open-plan kitchen. Brutalist concrete pillars and ceilings create a stunning juxtaposition with simple, light colored furnishings: a soft sofa, light wood furniture and wooden plank flooring, modern paintings resting with perfectly French nonchalance on long low, gray-painted radiators. The same gray shade characterizes the sofa and a small but thick carpet. Placed just behind the sofa, the square-shaped brushed aluminum partition immediately creates a subtle suspense throughout the flat’s interiors. 

The mystery unveils as a few of the 40 aluminum sheets making up the partition, folding accordion-like, allow a glimpse of what is inside: a bedroom with bathroom, minimalist furniture solely enhanced by the beautiful plays of light and shade filtering through the perforated aluminum. A simple master bed, an ample white cupboard and a small, simple nightstand are the only furniture. 

The central island of this open-plan flat has a further secret, though: it helps concealing a mezzanine placed under the roof housing a second bedroom, just as much sober and Scandinavian-like as the underlying one, interfacing with the raw ceiling and gets light from the large windows of the main living space. And, speaking of the open-plan living area, we must dwell on the furniture of the beautiful open-plan kitchen. One section is occupied by white furnishings ideally streaming into the kitchen countertop, where their outline is interrupted by a tiled wall featuring blue & white motifs matching, in their turn, the modern tablecloth and its simple 1950s chairs. 

The kitchen area is visually divided from the main living space by a minimalist wooden chest, placed in front of a lightweight open bookcase set against the wall at the opposite end of the room. 

http://sabo-project.com/

www.facebook.com/SABO.project

READ ALSO:

La micro-casa che ruota intorno ad una scatola
→ Mini appartamento per week end con vista sul mare del Nord
→ Mini house: abitare in 21 metri quadri
→ A Ischia, una mini casa di 11 mq per un artista
→ Un micro loft di 35 metri quadr
→ Progettare un mini appartamento a Palermo senza fare finta di essere a New York


by Paola Testoni / 6 December 2017

CORNER

Homes collection

[Homes]

Bright Victorian house

Honeyman and Smith floods historical residence with natural light

restyling

[Homes]

War of the worlds

Ancient and modern times clashing in Mantua historical residence

restyling

[Homes]

Zen home in Taipei

Natural and artificial elements in Ganna design's new project

Modern home

[Homes]

Luxury flats by Foster

Exploring 3Beirut, Norman Foster's new apartment block

Casa moderna

[Homes]

Hideout in the clearing

Cylindrical log-cladded holiday house in Denmark

casa vacanze

[Homes]

A seaside chalet

Lund + Slaatto Architects design a cabin on the Norweyan coast

holiday home

[Homes]

Inside out

Void in Ho Chi Minh City

restyling

[Homes]

Italy dreaming in L.A.

Mid-century house in Los Angeles inspired to Italian design icons

Restyling

[Homes]

Gucci House for sale

Patricia Gucci’s house in the Californian desert is for sale

Costume

Hearst Magazines Italia

©2017 HEARST MAGAZINES ITALIA SPA - RIPRODUZIONE RISERVATA - P. IVA 12212110154 | VIA ROBERTO BRACCO, 6, 20159, MILANO – ITALY

Pubblicità | Link utili | Cookies policy | privacy policy siti web