Gallery: Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Le...

Located in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, Maison Escalier is a home designed by Moussafir Architectes and built on the site of an old house. Limited on three sides by the original walls of the building, this home has a tree-like structure wherein a staircase encircles a "trunk" that contains the wet rooms of the building. The south façade is entirely glazed and covered with shifting electronically controlled shades with leaf-like patterns that cast intricate shadows when the sun sets. These efficient design practices make Masion Escalier an interesting example of urban infill housing.

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