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15 m2 hyper optimized

Bertrand Fompeyrine

Completely exceeded, this little Parisian apartment did not really dream! The renovation of this 15 m2 by architect Rebecca Benichou has changed everything. Now, we would even live there ...

15 m2, it's sure that initially, it does not fantasize ... The location of this small apartment in the heart of the 9th district of Paris yet was attractive. But the layout, insulation and decoration were to redo! What would tend to make us flee attracts instead the architect HMONP Rebecca Benichou architecture agency Batiik Studio. Make functional and attractive spaces reducedshe likes this kind of bet. Also, when the new buyer of this apartment under the roofs Parisian contacted her, she could only accept.

Designed to be rented, the 15 m2 Carrez (22 m2 on the ground) needed to be completely redesigned. The owner gave the architect carte blanche and a budget of 33 000 euros, furniture included, to get there. The challenge is completely successful!

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A studio remodeled for more comfort

Release the view from the entrance without opening directly to the privacy of the studio, a leitmotiv measured that pushed the architect to rethink everything. The kitchen that was previously in the entrance has been moved. The bathroom, meanwhile, remained on this side while lying down.

Diagrams before / after 15 m2 hyper optimized

Rebecca Benichou

In the 2 m2 that are now dedicated, there is all the necessary comfort: the toilet on the right, a shower of 70 x 100 cm on the left, a basin in the center, and storage height. The partition could not be pushed to the bottom of the apartment because it cut the window.

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Behind the sliding door, a small, well-equipped bathroom

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Small but functional this bathroom of 2 m2!

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The space left free has been optimized: a real small office space is born there. Made to measure, like everything inside this apartment, it fits perfectly. You can sit there and enjoy the brightness provided by the roof window arranged just above.

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Behind the bathroom is a real office area

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A modular piece of furniture at the heart of this renovation

Every square meter is counted here. Difficult to fit a bed, a sofa and a dining table without the impression of suffocating. Not wanting to have to make a choice, Rebecca Benichou had the idea to combine them. A modular custom furniture has been imagined.

A thin platform (the ceiling height is not important) was built under the kitchen modules so that we can slide a drawer serving as bed and sofa according to his needs and desires. When it is fully back, the space is released and the apartment has a real dining room!

The counter of the kitchen then comes into play ... Unfolded, it turns into a large table to accommodate several guests. The support of the movable portion of the tray rests on the full parts of the counter which will then open to serve as a foot. All that remains is to have high stools side room to live and spend a good evening.

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Completely returned, the bed is totally forgotten

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Halfway out, the bed acts as a sofa

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Totally outside, the bed offers all the necessary comfort for beautiful nights

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A real modern kitchen in this studio

In such a small space, you are often expected to find a kitchenette. Here is a real kitchen that welcomes us. Everything is hidden and extremely well thought out. Plate with two lights in the center, storage on the left, center and height ... The model Ikea Voxtorp enhances discretion and refinement through embedding.

A real kitchen for this small apartment

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Two stools in height and voila

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Multiply storage for more functionality

In a space where square meters are counted, it is strongly recommended to forget to multiply the furniture. In order not to suffocate at the sight of uncluttered business, it is therefore important to anticipate ... The entire length of the apartment has been used here to create fairly deep storage. Built-in cabinets in painted medium are deployed in the lower part of the sub-slope. To avoid the mass effect and recall the spirit of the bar, the medium was cut. The doors are full and those cut in one direction then in the other. This breaks the rhythm, brings originality and creates a real night table integrated.

A hatch under the platform makes it possible to hide the high stools when they are not used. The other side of the platform is reserved for bed.

Another element of storage: the table on roulette. She moves according to needs and desires. Coffee table when you receive, you can also slip the quilt and pillows. For a more aesthetic and graphic effect, the architect took over the wood and paint already used.

Wood and a touch of color for a timeless decor

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The hollow in the wall at the entrance was used to create a real wooden box all the way up. The electric panel and a storage space for the shoes are thus accessible on one side while a large wardrobe with storage space above is available on the other.

Use empty spaces to create storage space, the key to an optimized apartment

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Keep the light in this attic apartment

The three roof windows were kept during the renovation. Although they have been slightly reduced for technical reasons, they continue to illuminate perfectly the entire 15 m2. The surface of the wooden counter, separating the kitchen from the multifunction space, was perforated to let as much light as possible and help to perceive the depth of the house.

A Leroy Merlin concrete suspension and small Zangra bulbs (one in the entrance, one at the bar and two in the bathroom) reinforce the lighting that a small space needs.

Natural and artificial light combine for a totally successful lighting

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Decoration, sobriety mastered in this small apartment

For rent, this apartment had to remain fairly neutral. Both dark and bright, the Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball brings the unique touch of color in this white and light wood apartment. It covers the block of the bathroom to emphasize the volume of the only closed space of the studio while offering a real contrast to what faces it.

The same tile was used in the bathroom and the kitchen: tiles 10 x 10 cm matt white gray from Marazzi. The floor which was formerly in tomettes and parquet was replaced by more modern polished concrete but also thin which saves space.

Rebecca Benichou, architect HMONP of the architectural firm Batiik Studio: batiik.fr.

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