The original state of this two-storey Parisian 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.
David Foessel is a photographer of architecture based in Paris, France.
The owners of an old high-ceilinged typical parisian style workshop asked FREAKS to design a punctual living space that could evolve according to their different activities all through the day. FREAKS freearchitects turned the old workshop into a minimal and flexible flat, called La Tournette.
Set as a new Parisian temple for mixology dedicated to Gin & Tonic, Tiger unfurls its wooden structure on the two levels of the venue. The staggered setting of timber weaves the bar, the staircase, the seating booth and benches as well as the counters.
The project consists of the renovation of the old painter Pierre Lemaire’s studio (1920-2007), in order to create a minimalist and bright loft in the heart of Paris. The entire existing interior design and the slab was demolished, only the load-bearing walls and the roof were preserved.
The ” Urban Cocoon ” duplex is situated in a 2 storey townhouse building on Charonne street next to Bastille. The street was part of a former Charonne village where handcrafting and wood crafting where the dominating activities beside being a vast territory dedicated to cultivation of vineyards and wine making.
The project is a renovation of a 70 sqm apartment in the eleventh district of Paris. The space features herringbone flooring, and maintains as much of the original structure as possible, including ceiling moldings and wall trims.