In the 6th arrondissement of Paris, near the Jardin du Luxembourg, the franco-lebanese architect Tatiana Lati has carried out the conversion and renovation of two old apartments transforming them into an exceptional single-volume space, full of elegance and clarity.
When a young couple acquires two concomitant apartments in a bright corner building, facing the Jardin du Luxembourg, in Paris, they entrust the restructuring to the architect Tatiana Lati and the work to the french studio Pure Space Architecture. The wish is to transform the two units, to merge them into one and to renovate them, all in a minimalist and pure style. This demand requires the implementation of a radical architectural gesture. Indeed, the building in which the studios are located is old, dating from the 17th century. The historical remains that still exist there – but of no intrinsic value – are immediately removed and cleaned up. The surfaces are smoothed and reorganized, so as to end up with a four-bedroom house of 160 m2 in total. The volumes are clear, favoring easy transitions and fluidity. An american kitchen, open to the living room and separated from it by a large convivial wooden table, reinforces the contemporary character of the residence. The use of materials such as white stone and Nero Marquina marble allows for monochrome contrasts, bringing visual coherence and sophistication to the whole. Finally, special attention is paid to lighting, with spotlights on rails that alternate with indirect and point lights, carefully positioned to highlight all the charms of the accommodation.