French firm h2o architectes have revamped an old servant’s quarters to home a contemporary modern living space, designed for a family of four on the top floor of a Parisian Hausmannian building.
Finished in spring 2015, the Arsenal flat harmoniously connects three separate living spaces, each defined by their use and orientation, with views over Paris facing east, west and south.
The diagonal hallway was designed to bring a sense of continuity through the main living areas, while distracting from the slight dimensions of the 70m² rooftop dwelling.
To follow the sloping lines of the apartment, pieces of furniture have been cleverly used to partition the open communal spaces, including custom-built storage unit and book shelves.
Further enhancing the illusion of space, the French architects painted the walls and white, with the paint continued across parts of the parquet oak flooring to create this ‘totem’ landscape.