Voltaire / SABO project

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  • Architects: SABO project
  • Location: 11th arrondissement of Paris, 75011 Paris, France
  • Lead Architects: Alexandre Delaunay
  • Area: 81.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Alexandre Delaunay
  • Graphic Design: Yuki Nakajima
  • Structural Engineer: DIC Ingénierie
  • Contractor: SMR Concept+
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Text description provided by the architects. The apartment is located in a 1920’s industrial building of Paris’ 11th arrondissement. The initial space of square proportions is stripped down to raw concrete. The sole addition of a central island is enough to define a variety of spaces, entrance, main living space, dressing, horizontal and vertical circulations, without the need for any wall or partition.

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Lower Level Plan Lower Level Plan
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Upper Level Plan Upper Level Plan
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The rough ceiling runs continuously throughout the apartment while a looping circulation establishes a subtle gradation between the main space and the more private areas. The island cladding consists

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40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodised and mounted on a metal structure. The manipulation of perforated shutters provides the potential for many light and privacy scenarios.

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