A flat that sits between two blocks of a large 1960’s housing complex in the 20th district of Paris. While the original plan prioritized a corner living, the new flat layout creates a see-through living by giving up on one of the three existing bedrooms.
Where a directive logic of the minimum standard of living prevailed (standard kitchen, standard living, standard bedrooms, standard bathroom, a toilet, an entrance, and finally, corridors that sticks all of that together in hierarchy), the project develops the idea of a rather free additive design, where ancillary rooms are organized as being plugged around the main room – whilst avoiding any corridor– so that the notions of scale and inside/outside are perverted.
For instance, both the entrance and the book shelves are designed as true rooms, treated in a similar manner, they are given an interiority through the use of wood paneling. Situated in-between these two intimate wooden boxes, the main living room and its white blanket appears to be the outdoor space of the flat. What’s more, the building façade architectural layout is converted into the design layout of the book shelves.