Old Carpentry Transformed into a Light-Filled Loft

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Agnès & Agnès have transformed an old carpentry into a light-filled home loft for a family of seven.

Description by Agnès & Agnès: This project is a response to a very special request aiming to transform an old two story carpentry at the end of a courtyard in the heart of Paris, into a family house hosting 7 persons (2 adults and 5 teeangers)

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To fill up this very large space (320 m²) underneath a huge skylight, we have decided to provide this large void with little boxes fulfilling the needed functions. These boxes have a pitched house shape and are scattered on both levels.

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We conceived the ground floor as the main space which hosts everyday functions such as the living area, the tv room, and the kitchen – dining room, the latter was set it in one of these boxes. This box is black, central and full of light due to the openings in its ceiling.

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The corridor serving all the rooms is provided with a handrail in perforated steel and a flexible floor to give a fresh feel to it.

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In this transformation we kept in mind the identity of the site while creating a modern and colorful space for the family.

Architect: Agnès & Agnès
Project: Loft in an old carpentry
Location: Paris, France
Area: 320 sq.m.
Partners: FARC Company
Photographs: Cécile Septet

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