'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof
 

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof

as the whole world has been consumed by recent events which ravaged the notre dame in paris, the viennese architectural firm, who cares?!, present an alternative proposal for the restoration of the medieval cathedral. entitled, ‘quasimodo’s penthouse‘, the new concept is based on the eponymous hero of victor hugo’s 1831 novel – the hunchback of notre-dame. after the fire of april 15th 2019 engulfed the roof and spire of one of france‘s most iconic landmarks, the project addresses a question that has not yet been asked – where will the world’s most famous bell ringer live now?

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

all images courtesy of who cares?!

 

 

the project adopts a non-conformist approach and takes leave from the gothic architecture which the cathedral is known for. instead, who cares?! proposes a light and green-filled penthouse apartment to be constructed on the roof, allowing quasimodo to enjoy more comfortable accommodation than the dark attic he had become accustomed to. with an area of 8,000 sqft, the famous hunchback will benefit from a new lavish style of living, flooded with beautiful daylight.

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

 

 

the penthouse is flanked on either side by large rooftop gardens on the east and west, offering unforgettable views over the city of paris. and how will quasimodo access his new home? by the helipad on the roof of course. for relaxation, the design also includes a spa with a generous indoor/outdoor pool. after the tragic destruction of such an important building, who cares?! proposes a fantastical dream house for the famous character who helped make the notre dame so well-loved.

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

'quasimodo’s penthouse' by who cares?! proposes a luxury apartment on notre dame's roof designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘quasimodo’s penthouse’

project location: notre dame cathedral, paris, france

architect: who cares?! 

 

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: lynne myers | designboom

  • Dear Friends,
    If you open your eyes, you’d see that this is just a bold way to highlight/criticize this stupid world we live in. Were due an unfortunate fire, the timber roof of this iconic and touristic attraction (among other qualities) were burnt. In less than a week, some generous individuals donate over 1 BILLION Euros for its restoration (according to the news). How solidary is that?
    How different would be this world if we would focus in important things? That money could be used to improve the lives of a huge amount of people who really need it to even survive..
    Welcome to the non-sense.

    Gorka Álvarez
  • Provocative or plain stupid?

    Phrantz
  • formalistic design waste.

    Vic Huang
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