studio malka architecture adds golden block extension to residential refurbishment in paris
 

studio malka architecture adds golden block extension to residential refurbishment in paris

studio malka architecture has refurbished a 250 sqm building in ivry, on the south side of paris, transforming it into a private residence with a new vertical extension on top. drawing from the iconic parisian roofs and the typical choice of materials used to build them – zinc and copper – the studio has combined the two to give the project a distinct exterior feature.

studio malka architecture adds golden block extension to residential refurbishment in parisall images courtesy of studio malka architecture

 

 

the french studio has combined two minimal yet radical blocks of different materials for the mid-nite residence: a deep black base and a golden ‘crown’. contrasting yet uniting, the two masses acquire separate roles, where the black ground block absorbs and dissolves light, while the golden, reflective cube levitates above it.

studio malka architecture adds golden block extension to residential refurbishment in paris

 

 

a fusion of the parisian roof panorama, which consists of low cost zinc constructions and copper in exceptions such as the grand palais or l’ opera garnier, the brass extension is both material and symbolic. durable, ultra-resistant, 100% recyclable and thus indefinitely reusable, the hybrid material is derived entirely from several recycling processes.

 

project info:

 

 

name: mid-nite

architect: studio malka architecture

type: housing

surface: 250 m²

location: ivry, france

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