bold design: new office on the roof
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oct 18, 2011
bold design: new office on the roof

‘new office on the roof’ by bold designs, paris, france
lapinture from the on off crew (talented and multi skilled friends) to create a mural
image © bold-design


paris-based practice bold design has transformed an unoccupied rooftop space within the heart of paris, france into
their new office. co-founders william boujon and julien benayoun have decided to renovate an old machine room
which previously housed a motor lift. the enclosed area of 170m2 has never been occupied but the shell has been affected
by its weathered past. the studio drew the plans for their future office, assuming a minimum budget as the primary constraint.
the team paid particular attention to economy of means and space. the organization of their new studio reflects a collaborative
work ethic with custom built features for a simple and fully functional work configuration.


a shared desk is surmounted by an industrial light while a system of shelves will receive models, prototypes, materials, books,
music and more. similar to the maximization of a ship’s cabin, the design uses the raised elevation of the new floor to conceal
storage and a foam seat under trap doors. this recessed 2 meter long seat changes the point of view while providing a space to read,
draw, take a nap, dream and conceive new ideas. for meetings, a large whiteboard provides an impromptu brainstorming surface
within arms reach.



view of bold-design’s office from the famous parisian market ‘aligre’
image © bold-design



the office from the terrace
image © marie guerre



image © marie guerre



to accommodate collaborators or create a micro-meeting area, an extra folding desk was installed
image © marie guerre



2m long seat hidden under trap door
image © marie guerre



2m long seat hidden under trap doors
image © marie guerre



whiteboard + bright object
image © marie guerre



blown shapes collection + lotte stekelenburg picture of the vases
image © marie guerre



perspective views
image © bold-design



making of the office
image © bold-design


making of the office
image © bold-design



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