Parisian Chic Expressed in Transparent Modern House Architecture
By Aude Borromee Architecte
Tucked away in a small backstreet in Paris, this fine example of modern house architecture is outstanding amongst its more traditional neighbors. The architects ‘Aude Borromee Architecte’ leveled the existing old house and started to build upwards and then upwards again. Their vision was to construct a house that focused on height and transparency. This chic house is a glittering gem on this quiet city backwater. The design of the house merges aesthetics with functionality and fully integrates interior and exterior areas through the views.
The front façade is entirely transparent as it is constructed from glass and glass bricks set within a fine metal frame work. The delicacy of this arrangement contrasts the more solid brick and stucco houses on either side. The house rises through 10 impressive levels to maximize use of the constrained footprint. Much of this exciting modern house architecture was prefabricated, therefore affording minimal disruption on site and a much faster build time.
Internally, the same composition is apparent throughout the modern house architecture, all architectural forms, fittings and features are organized in the same way. The focus is on a simple but elegant linear network of abstract geometric forms and shapes. It is the variations on this theme that add vitality to the design. The same simple system adds unity between all areas for example the pattern of the stairs corresponds with the safety bars on the windows.
Parisian Chic – House in Paris
As would be expected the house is flooded with natural light and this airy quality has been further enhanced by the emphasis on white in the interior design scheme. On the lower levels shapes and forms have been highlighted by a rich burgundy paintwork to add definition to the modern house architecture. The upper levels have been enhanced similarly but this time using a bluish green hue. The urban chic ambience of this house is also borderline industrial with metal beams and joining rivets remaining unexposed. The use of polished concrete and brushed steel features extends this connection
Outside a simple climbing plant has been encouraged to grow along the metalwork of the facade to integrate the lovely modern house architecture with its more historic setting. All this house needs now is to be occupied, loved and brought to life.
Innovative interior design