Small House Design Concepts in a Paris Duplex by Heju

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The way to introduce a full-size stair that’s each unobtrusive and clever? Introduced with two flooring in an 1830s Paris constructing that wanted to be knit collectively, architects Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann of Heju got here up with the thought of elevating the steps above the kitchen—with a counter that extends out to change into the stair touchdown.

The areas referred to as for such derring-do: every flooring is 50 sq. meters (538 sq. toes) and there was loads to slot in. The downstairs had at all times been used as residing quarters and was final up to date within the Nineteen Seventies; the upstairs remained an unfinished garret, as soon as a carpentry workshop, accessed by the constructing’s communal stair—scroll to the tip for a glimpse of what was.

Heju was tasked with updating each ranges for a newly married couple of their fifties. The transformation required “an enormous quantity of structural work,” say the architects, whose playful tackle minimalism we’ve been following nearly since they graduated from the Nationwide College of Structure in Strasbourg in 2015 (Heju is a mixture of their two names). Be a part of us for a take a look at the craftsmanship and cohesion they launched each upstairs and down.

Pictures courtesy of Heju.

Decrease Stage: The Dwelling Quarters

located in a five story building on rue faubourg du saint antoine, the apartmen 14
Above: Positioned in a five-story constructing on Rue Faubourg du Saint-Antoine, the residence has an open-plan first flooring (see flooring plans under). The built-in cabinets are composed of plasterboard completed with limewash: “we needed them to appear like a wall, as in the event that they’ve at all times been there,” says Hélène. The sling chair is Ferm Dwelling’s Desert Lounge and the round aspect desk is from India Mahdavi’s assortment for Monoprix.

The metal-framed home windows are new additions that appear like the originals however are excessive performing. The radiator cowl is tinted ash, a cloth that reappears because the stair railing, and the ground is polished concrete.

the archways create niches for displaying art and objects. the lower cabinets a 15
Above: The archways create niches for displaying artwork and objects. The decrease cupboards are manufactured from Baltic birch, which the designers used for storage on each ranges. Notice the carved recessed handles; they’re utilized vertically right here and horizontally within the kitchen.

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