attic duplex: f+f architectes' renovation project in strasbourg attic duplex: f+f architectes' renovation project in strasbourg
oct 16, 2016

attic duplex: f+f architectes' renovation project in strasbourg

located in an old building from the 1900s, within the neustradt area of strasbourg, a 240 sqm attic was converted into a large duplex apartment by f+f architectes —a parisian design studio. the attic duplex was realized by reworking the old maid’s room and upper loft which was originally used for storage.

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fireplace and sitting area next to terrace: the built in fireplace is flanked with concealed storage spaces and bar

 

 

 

the organization of f+f architectes‘ attic duplex apartment is simple: all rooms are located at the entrance level, whereas the top floor is an open loft with kitchen, living and dining areas. the entrance hall is a double-ceiling space with a skylight that opens up to the family room; positioned at the center of the apartment, it distributes the master and children bedrooms on one side and the guest bedroom with the office space on the other side. 

 

the upper floor is organized with the kitchen on one side, a fireplace and living room on the other, and dining area in the center. the living room faces a large terrace that is partly sunken into the roof.

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attic duplex stairs in black dyed MDF and glass railing

 

 

 

the master bedroom is conceived as a little suite with a walk-in wardrobe and adjoining bathroom. natural light flows through a large glazed panel in the roof, while the existing small windows offer a view of the surrounding park. the bathroom flooring, walls and top are made of large mat marble ceramic tiles (3x1m) — while the furniture is made of black dyed MDF.

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attic duplex bedroom with concrete pattern

 

 

 

throughout the project, the material palette has been restrained: wood flooring, black-dyed MDF for  fixed furniture ,and large sheets of thin ceramic in the bathrooms and kitchen top. the existing varnished pinewood flooring, that had changed color over time, has been kept and renovated. the pine boards have been treated in a scandinavian fashion, with lye, to block the pigments and prevent the wood from yellowing — then soaped for the finish. this gives the panels a pale-white and semi-mat quality that is quite soft to the touch. the same black MDF material applied for fixed furniture is also used for the stairs, with the railings made of laminated glass.

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the kitchen ‘island’ is finished with marble ceramic

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the same MDF has been used for the woodwork and wall paneling;

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detail of the kitchen top and black MDF dye

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shower area with marble cladding

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the bathroom is composed of white mat tiles, with hints of black MDF — for fixed structures

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black box in dyed MDF — concealing bedroom, bathroom and storage spaces

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view from the entrance

 

 

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: lea zeitoun | designboom

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