SABO project has refurbished a Paris apartment located inside a 1920’s industrial building in the city’s 11th arrondissement. The design team stripped down the initial apartment to raw concrete, which preserves the industrial heritage of the space. The addition of a central island has defined a variety of new spaces such as entrance, main living space, and dressing room, without the need for any wall or partition.
The rough ceiling runs continuously throughout the apartment while a looping circulation establishes a subtle gradation between the main space and the more private areas. The island is clad in 40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodized and mounted on a metal structure creating a distinct contrast with the materiality of the raw concrete. The manipulation of perforated shutters provides the potential for many light and privacy scenarios.
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