Six renovated Parisian flats in historic Haussmann-era buildings

Interval particulars are combined with modern interventions inside these renovated flats in Paris, constructed within the mid-Nineteenth century throughout Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s reconstruction of the French capital.

In his function because the prefect of the Seine département below Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann was liable for creating the community of boulevards that also outline town’s city panorama at present.

The homogenous house buildings flanking these boulevards had been designed to strict tips, all created from cream-coloured stone with a steep four-sided mansard roof and not more than six storeys.

Though Haussmann was much less prescriptive in regards to the constructing’s interiors, they typically characteristic excessive ceilings and parquet flooring alongside elaborate mouldings and boiserie.

Learn on for six examples of how architects and inside designers have introduced these flats into the twenty first century, together with a guide lover’s loft and two flats mixed to type a household dwelling within the Marais.

That is the most recent in our lookbooks sequence, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes bedrooms with minimalist interiors, concrete kitchens and marble-lined loos.


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Wooden Ribbon house by Toledano + Architects

Unique particulars reminiscent of parquet flooring and ornate ceiling plasterwork had been retained within the renovation of this house, which had been left largely untouched because the finish of the Nineteenth century.

However native studio Toledano + Architects tore down a number of partition partitions to create a extra open floorplan, traversed by a snaking plywood wall that roughly divides the house into three zones whereas offering tactical storage in the lounge and kitchen.

“I actually needed to reinforce this dichotomy between historical and modern,” founder Gabrielle Toledano instructed Dezeen. “It’s extremely related in a metropolis like Paris the place each are in a relentless dialogue.”

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Canal Saint-Martin apartment by Rodolphe Parente
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House Canal Saint Martin by Rodolphe Parente

French inside designer Rodolphe Parente made only some minor architectural interventions when overhauling this house in Canal Saint-Martin, exposing lengthy sealed-off doorways and making a hybrid eating room and kitchen.

As an alternative, he modernised the house by contrasting unique particulars reminiscent of mouldings with surprising modern particulars, colors and the “radical” artwork assortment of the proprietor.

Within the bed room, a vivid purple rug clashes with caramel-coloured partitions whereas in the lounge, interval wall panelling highlights the modernity of the couch and the shiny espresso desk.

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Apartment XIV by Studio Ravazi in Haussmann-era building
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House XIV by Studio Razavi

With a number of partition partitions eliminated, French workplace Studio Razavi created a brand new structure for this house by slotting a multi-faceted furnishings block created from wood-fibre panels into the remaining gaps.

Its staggered profile creates sightlines between the totally different areas of the home whereas framing a number of the constructing’s unique Hausmann-style ceiling mouldings.

Painted in a muted slate gray, the furnishings block performs a unique operate in each room – performing as a storage cupboard within the kitchen, a TV mount in the lounge and a desk within the research.

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Apartment Paris Marais living and dining room by Sophie Dries
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Marais house by Sophie Dries

Two flats turn into one 100-square-metre residence on this renovation undertaking that French architect Sophie Dries accomplished in fashionable Marais for a household of 4.

Interval particulars had been painted in easy white, offering a distinction with new additions such because the Hans J Wegner chairs and the dyed linen curtains in the lounge

“The Haussmannian fashion was refined and pared down, to be able to introduce minimal traces higher suited to a contemporary household,” Dries defined.

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Enter the diamond by atelier 37.2 in Haussmann-era building

Enter the Diamond by Atelier 37.2

An extra lavatory is housed contained in the three-metre-high birchwood quantity on the centre of this residence within the French capital, designed by native studio Atelier 37.2.

The sharp traces of the diamond-shaped construction distinction with the house’s ornate ceiling mouldings and white-painted partitions.

“This stress generates a fictional potential that performs with the creativeness of the inhabitants,” stated the studio.

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Arsenal loft by h2o Architectes
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Arsenal loft by h2o Architectes

This three-room loft is about contained in the mansard roof of a Haussmann-era constructing within the Arsenale district, which initially served as servant’s quarters for the flats beneath.

Parisian agency h2o Architectes opened up its ground plan to profit from the top-floor views whereas putting in picket bookshelves to outline totally different areas and home the in depth library of the house’s book-loving proprietor.

Their timber development creates a visible reference to the unique parquet flooring, whereas the white paint used to brighten partitions and different structural components continues onto some sections of the ground.

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That is the most recent in our lookbooks sequence, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes bedrooms with minimalist interiors, concrete kitchens and marble-lined loos.