paul coudamy: 'bears cave', paris
jun 05, 2009
paul coudamy: 'bears cave', paris


‘bears cave’ by paul coudamy
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy

french architect paul coudamy designed a new office space for beartech
an internet hosting office in paris. the ‘bears cave’ is organized in three different
spaces for working, leisure and meeting areas. the back space is emphasized
by parisian rock and brick walls creating a solid and mineral atmosphere.
a honeycomb cardboard bench creates a low separation between the meeting room
and the working spaces. the cavern walls are created using wood waste pieces
collected in dumpsters, sidewalks and wastelands.


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’
photo by benjamin boccas
image courtesy paul coudamy


‘bears cave’ plan
image courtesy paul coudamy

general info
client : bearstech
area : 60m²
location :40 passage des panoramas, 75002 paris
completed : may 2009
budget : nc
design and building : paul coudamy
on wood structure, consulting and co-design : arnaud depeyre
project manager : pierre brochot
assistants : bastien gache and martial coudamy

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