SABO project has redesigned a paris apartment located inside a 1920s industrial building in the city’s 11th arrondissement. the design intervention is focused on the addition of a central island, which defines both circulation and programs within the renovated space.


40 aluminum sheets were custom punched, folded, anodized and mounted on a thin metal structure 

 

 

SABO project stripped down the initial apartment to raw concrete, which preserves the industrial heritage of the space. the addition of a central island also serves as a buffer zone between the entrance, main living space, and dressing room. both horizontal and vertical circulation are informed by the island, which ensures there is no need for any walls or partitions.


the rough ceiling runs uninterrupted throughout the entire apartment

 

 

the exposed concrete ceiling runs continuously throughout the apartment, while circulation establishes a subtle gradation between the main space and more private areas. the island is clad in 40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodized and mounted on a metal structure creating a distinct contrast with the materiality of the raw concrete. the addition of perforated shutters also contributes to a new design language within the home, creating a fluid conversation between old and new.


the kitchen cabinets extend into a dressing room defined by one side of the aluminum clad island


the light fixtures and the cabinet handles are all made out of white porcelain


12 out of the 40 tall aluminum panels are operable shutters or doors mounted on metal frames and rails


a looping circulation establishes a subtle gradation between the main space and the more private areas


custom perforations of the aluminum cladding also serve as door handles
natural light filters into the apartment through polycarbonate panels


custom-designed perforations of the aluminum panels serve as a light filter when shutters are closed


a discreet stair leads to the guest bedroom located on top of the island


the original concrete structure of the loft contrasts with the light metal framing of the island


the island acts as a large light diffuser at night

 

 


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 isabel narea | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news