curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland

BUREAU turns Former Dental Cabinet into Geneva Apartment

 

Maison Molaire by Swiss architectural practice BUREAU transforms a former dental cabinet into an apartment in Geneva, encompassing interior refurbishment and furniture design. The focus lies on exploring creative variations of supports and stages for everyday life within domestic spaces. The concept challenges traditional architectural norms, recognizing the diverse ways people inhabit spaces, and deviating from standardized family structures. The apartment, originally designed for mixed-use in the early 1980s, provides a structurally free base with transversal skylights and north-oriented openings, fostering a sense of openness and flexibility.

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
Maison Molaire by BUREAU | all images by Dylan Perrenoud

 

 

BUREAU follows the concept of ‘flux’ for Maison Molaire’s design

 

The spatial design leans on the concept of ‘flux’ in human life, aiming to accommodate the unpredictable movements and changes in the occupants’ lives. Minimal partitions are employed, and the architecture of curtains takes center stage in organizing spaces, allowing for various perceptions and interactions. The use of industrial wood panels, meticulously chosen floors, and selective partitions contributes to a dynamic, theatrical environment where every element is considered alive and part of a continual conversation. The project by BUREAU embraces the possibility of ‘disorder’, creating a living space that resonates with the fluidity of human existence.

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
Maison Molaire project transforms a dental cabinet into a dynamic apartment

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
BUREAU reimagines domestic spaces, experimenting with creative variations of a living unit

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
the design minimizes walls, defining spaces with curtains and glazed surfaces

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
the apartment evolves with the changing needs of its inhabitants, embracing the unpredictability of life

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Maison Molaire unfolds as a dynamic theater stage, where textiles, furniture, and light provoke different situations

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
industrial materials, wood panels, and carefully chosen floors create a dynamic living environment

curtains and glazed surfaces arrange theatrical apartment layout by BUREAU in switzerland
furniture, objects, and built-in elements are part of a continual conversation, displacing around the space

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BUREAU designs a flexible, dynamic, and living space for Maison Molaire in Geneva

 

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project info:

 

name: MAISON MOLAIRE
architect: BUREAU 

lead architect: Daniel Zamarbide | @daniel_zamarbide

concept: Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide

execution: Daniel Zamarbide, Jolan Haidinger, Katerina Gkimizoudi

construction supervision: Daniel Zamarbide, Galliane Zamarbide

drawings: Taïma Matthes, Eleni Charcharidou

location: Geneva, Switzerland

photography: Dylan Perrenoud

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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