This stylish loft apartment has been revamped by the French architecture studio Prisca Pellerin. The project, titled “Living Under the Roof”, involved the restoration of many elements and a reorganizing of layout.
The two room home contains 689 square feet (64 square meters) of living space and can be found in Ivry-sur-Seine, France. The first stage of the redesign involved introducing more natural light – the previous floor plan had been divided up into a number of smaller rooms, making it much darker and less spacious.
Much of the interior has now been left visually open, like the bathroom which features a glazed sliding door. Perhaps not so suitable if you’re entertaining guests (note that the toilet is found in a separate room), but it does allow sunlight from the skylight to filter through to the kitchen and central corridor.
The main living space is home to the living room and a wrap-around kitchen in the corner, complete with a breakfast bar. The other room contains a bedroom, walk-in closet and plenty of storage space.
The interior is interrupted throughout by the timber roof framing. Beams can be seen popping up from the floor and hanging overhead, while a wood post is set smack bang in the middle of the central walkway. Rather than annoyances, they form part of the charm and character of living in an older building.
The floors are finished in wood and ceramic floor tiles, while the walls are mostly a conservative white. The elements of the roof structure have been given a light grey wash, probably to prevent them from sapping up to much light.