The challenge of this rehabilitation is to build on what already exists to respect the spatial quality already present. Sustain it by intervening in the most discreet way possible to meet the new needs of the order.
A main material punctuates the project and distinguishes the new elements of partitioning and furniture. Oak is this common thread. By its robustness, its sobriety, and the warmth of its natural color, it allows us to stage each volume.
The apartment is located on the second floor of a typical building in the city center of Bordeaux. It crosses the street at the heart of the block, and is lit in its center by a light well. The main access is marked by a first fencing of any height. Through the oak slats, the soft light illuminates the entrance area.
This high ceiling offers an astonishing spatial dimension. A door decorated with moldings opens onto the living room where shelves dress the wall. The color of the oak, tinted by the light that bathes the room, contrasts with the white walls and the marble fireplace.
From here you access the dining room, which opens onto the day well. If you follow the natural light, you discover the kitchen, dark and discreet. Then, access to the sleeping area becomes confidential. Hidden in the furniture, a back door gives access to the corridor which distributes it. At the end, we discover the master bedroom. Storage along the walls and oak is used to build a piece of furniture forming the headboard, bookcase and bedside tables. Facing the bed, a platform accommodates an open bathroom, where you can enjoy the light and the tranquility that reigns in the heart of the island.