Location: Strasbourg, France
Area: 240 m2
Project Year: 2015
Photo: Johan Fritzell

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Loft space in an Art Nouveau building in Strasbourg, France, was transformed into the light-flooded two-story apartment.

Paris architectural studio f+f architectes repaired the fourth and fifth floor of a building located in the Neustadt district of Strasbourg. This large duplex apartment occupies the former attic of the building. It was created through the old maid’s rooms transformation and the above loft that was used for storage.

Throughout the project of attic interior, the materials palette was quite restrained: wooden floors, black MDF, the majority of the furniture is painted with and large thin ceramic sheets in bathrooms and kitchen table. Space concept is simple: all the rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, office, living area) are located on the entrance level of the apartment, while the top floor — it is one open space with kitchen, living room and dining room.

Existing varnished pine floor, which became orange-yellow over time, has been preserved and renovated. Pine boards were treated in a Scandinavian style with alkali to block and prevent yellowing pigments on wood, then at the finish line, they were lathered. This gives the boards a pale white, semi-matt appearance, which is also a very soft on touch.

The two terraces, one of which is cut into the roof, are accessible via the upper floor and offer views of the surrounding park. Built-in fireplace adjacent to the storage spaces and a bar.

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