The Girona-based 05AM Arquitectura (previously) recently renovated a penthouse in Paris, in the 16eme arrondissement. The original state of this two-storey 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. Moreover, below the volume of the inclined pitched roof there was an attic, used as a storage room.
The renovation consists of turning around the initial organization: 05AM Arquitectura decided to close the double height, building a new slab to achieve a diaphanous floor at the upper level in total communication with the outside terrace and that can accommodate the main uses.
Also to continue enjoying an interesting interior volumetry, the pitched roof is left on display. Eliminating the existing attic the studio discovered the most singular and interesting element of this penthouse, and left it on display: the existing wooden ceiling with its large truss and the latticework of wooden beams and boards. The staircase is the other singular element that organizes and solves the uses of this diaphanous space, a single element that at the same time offers multiple functionalities: in addition to its own function, it becomes a seat, an enclosure of spaces and it contains storage, all with the unitary image provided by the wooden strips.
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