At very first glance, this Garden Flat close to Lyon, France, would seem to be a location for a haute photograph shoot à la Vogue. Not the situation. As an alternative, Dank Architects who designed the minimalist dream apartment staged a pre- and submit-party scene to depict a much more lively ambiance. We believe it worked splendidly!
Undertaking Amou, as it is named by the architects, is a 1,700 square foot 2-story apartment housing a couple and their children. To make the strategy more conducive to this youthful family members of 4, walls have been eliminated to type an open-residing predicament, with a downstairs bedroom shifted to become a flexible family/television space.
The shared kitchen-dining-residing spot immediately accesses the elevated outside terrace and gardens which wrap all around the apartment’s perimeter. Oversized, white-framed windows and sliding glass doors magically deliver the greenery within, whilst the huge disco ball-type lighting pendant displays ongoing light.
The living and dining zones are double-height, filled with organic light and face upper story walls with a variety of sized square window minimize-outs–love this! Quite unique is how this location sits on a raised platform, a great contrast to the sunken entrance hall. A vivid yellow wall pops towards the home’s palette of white and grey, whilst a custom wall unit featuring smooth flat panels with recessed cubbies gives storage and a tiny workspace, not to mention curiosity. A huge sliding pocket door is a clever partition modeled into this transitional location.
Furnishings were also personalized for this progressive space. For instance, the dining table characteristics elements of wood and iron which mirrors the nearby cantilevered staircase. Not only do these natural resources include a bit of an industrial vibe to the classy modern day apartment, but they seamlessly unify the interiors as nicely.
Upstairs, the master suite with dressing area resides, as do the 2 other bedrooms. Light wood floors cover this degree, even though a glazed railing frames the mezzanine which overlooks the reduce living room.
The Garden Flat is a minimalist dream residence with an architectural simplicity which delights, intrigues and turns into a vibrant, livable area for a increasing family–parties and all.
Photography is by Frenchie Cristogatin.
Posted by Suzanne at 9 December, 2013
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