Transparent and luminous volumes contrast with the fin-de-siecle bones of this Parisian apartment masterfully transformed by Atelier Jean Nouvel.
The firm reconfigured a pre-World War I warehouse in 2011 to create the 144m² dwelling, located at the end of a cobbled courtyard. Above the dining/study and living room, the firm has installed an industrial-scale glass ceiling – an architectural spectacle that peels away, opening the interiors up to the sky.
Higher volumes surround the property, which is on sale via Architecture de Collection for €1.695 millionbut the clever use of glass shutters protects the inhabitants from prying eyes.
In classic Nouvel style, raw materiality is also celebrated inside the two-bedroom loft. Its sturdy skeleton of posts and beams is exposed, while stone pillars – structural throwbacks to the oldest part of the building – are offset by crisp white walls, more glass elements and wooden flooring. in wood.
Finally, at reception, floor-to-ceiling pivoting glass doors connect to a small enclosed patio planted with trees and plants.