Montparnasse neighborhood, more precisely Pernety, in a charming little street, between some big buildings, there was a tiny house. We destroyed it. The new house has, also, a garden with a rose bush all over the portal but that’s it... It’s strange, it stretches on 7 floors, light weighted, slended with its nimbus of metal lacework, it’s the “Maison Plissée”, the wrinkled house.
The coolest spots are up top, we access them directly by an elevator (like in the Diff'rent Strokes show). The visit patio, kitchen, panoramic roofing pack forms a little penthouse with views everywhere and a mind-blowing sunshine.
The plan of the lower floors is so stiff that the clients can do whatever they desire with it. A free space on the street-side, a technical strip on the interior court where are gently aligned the staircase elevator and water room in little square slots. A curtain wall with a balcony on one side and large windows on the other. There is one function per level, the big black room that can’t manage to be dark is up top of the office & fitness which is up top of the little rooms with their hammams.
With this street facade completely glassed, from the interior the beautiful Haussmann-style in front is... there. But from the outside, the set of metal veiling on the glass reflection protects perfectly from the curious looks, it’s simply magic.