The owners of an old high-ceilinged typical Parisian style workshop asked French studio Freaks to design a ponctual living space that could evolve according to their different activities all through the day.
Situated in Paris‘ 13th arrondissement, the ‘La Tournette’ apartment belongs to a pair of retired architects. Now spending the majority of their time in the French countryside, they approached Freaks Architecture to convert the 30 square-meter workshop into a city home where they could spend weekends.
The studio decided to work on the night part as a mezzanine on top of the bathroom and kitchen located in the back of the volume, taking advantage of the height. In the foreground, a large monolithic and sculptural mobile cupboard includes shelves and a folding table and organizes the space in many configurations depending on where it is positioned.
The idea draws upon the French term tournette, which describes a rotating stage used in theatre and opera that allows to quickly change the scenery while eventually participating in the staging itself.