Andrew Michler

Contemporary French Studio Emerges from Old Garage

by , 05/16/11

urban green studio conversion, built in rooms, FABRE/deMARIEN architectes,russian green buildign, garage convertion, eco convertion, wooden rolling shutters,

The conversion features a new façade and a series of rolling doors and window shutters that hide the patio, which is encased in glass. Natural light now penetrates deep into the converted space thanks to tall windows and a skylight set in the back.

The simple shed roof creates an ideal space for the architects to play with a centralized box that serves all the functions of the home. Built-in seating and an office desk help delineate space in the open room. Tucked inside the stand-alone box is a bathroom that shares space with the utilities, closet and washing machine. A ladder provides access to the small sleeping loft above — watch your head please.

A single wall with built-in cabinets makes up the kitchen, and the space next to the patio is bright and public. Between the two built-ins is an airy open space that creates the feeling of an urban loft.

+ FABRE/deMARIEN architectes

Via Mugutu

Photographs © JeÌreÌmie Buchholtz

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  1. lolo May 16, 2011 at 6:19 am

    The original article says “This former garage is situated within the passage Buhan, close to the public square, Stalingrad”. “stalingrad” is the name of the square in a city somewhere in the South of France … not the Russian city itself.

    The agency is in Bordeaux, France
    http://www.fabredemarien.com/fr/agence.html

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