The Front and Back Apartment in Paris

This unique residence we are bringing to you today is situated in Paris, France, entitled the ‘Front and Back’ apartment by architecture studio h2o architectes. The dwelling was designed for a young Parisian advertising executive who is also an avid collector of comic strips. He desired to live in a fresh environment that is both serene and sparkling, opposite of his previous living conditions that was cold, dilapidated and with nonsensical design arrangements throughout. The original apartment consisted of six rooms that was squeezed into just 645 square feet (60 square meters), with the entry space alone being only 5 square meters and had seven different doors!

From the architects, “the new design offers a continuous wide open space which expands, becomes more complex or dense depending on orientations and uses. These variances are defined by the variable geometries and the usable thickness of the casework and walls. A study on sculpting these depths allowed creating a variety of cavities, niches and alcoves. The sculpted shapes vary in size and colors to adapt to multiple functions in different locations. They can harbor either the vast collection of comic strips or a bar, a bathroom, a closet, and so on.” Via

Visit the website of h2o architectes here.

Photos: Julien Attard

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