aude borromee + weygand badani architectes: vertical house aude borromee + weygand badani architectes: vertical house
apr 07, 2012

aude borromee + weygand badani architectes: vertical house

‘vertical house’ by aude borromee + weygand badani architectes, paris, france image © laurent gueneau all images courtesy of aude borromee

french architect aude borromee and paris-based weygand badani architectes have created the ‘vertical house’, a residence positioned at a dead ended street in the 15th district of paris, france. after removing an esiting home on a 3.8 by 6 meter plot, the replacement structure mandated a stacked solution which respected the local urbanistic rules and merged within the tranquil area. with 4 storeys above ground and one below grade, the dwelling rises only 10 meters above the street. a facade of steel, rectilinear windows and glass blocks initiates a motif of lines and right angles which pervades the interior. ladder stairs formed with folded steel plates connect each level while maintaining a transparency to visually expand the intimate size.

color us used to produce spatial sequences beginning with the burgundy pigment of the exterior structural framing. the palette shifts from deeper reds to cooler blues and greens as dwellers rise vertically. the glass floor within the foyer introduces natural daylight into the basement level. small terraces within the upper kitchen and bathroom open the activity to the outdoors, including bathing.

rooftops image © laurent gueneau

(left) main elevation (right) foyer images © laurent gueneau

view of entry through glass floor image © laurent gueneau

first floor image © laurent gueneau

ladder stairs image © laurent gueneau

second level kitchen image © laurent gueneau

kitchen image © laurent gueneau

bathroom images © laurent gueneau

tub image © laurent gueneau

storage image © laurent gueneau

illuminated at night image © laurent gueneau






  • reminds me of Maison de Verre
    and what a unique staircase design

    jakael says:
  • So the house is only floors. They are lending the walls from the neighbors.
    Agree with the above comment on the staircase. Beautiful.

    airborn says:

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