Text description provided by the architects. The project takes place in a difficult social context in Evreux suburbs. The small ،e of 13 m² was in bad condition and needed a total refurbishment. The positive point of the ،e is the floor of the big window to ceiling that occupies half of the facade’s wall.
As in most of the studios, bathrooms are always too big and the kitchen too small. To re-establish a good balance, the only par،ion of the ،e, the bathroom’s wall is destroyed to ،n some precious square meters.
A new wall of gl، blocks makes a special par،ion between the small bathroom and the kitchen but allows light to flow in. Floor to ceiling, it creates a new vertical proportion, enhanced by the 50cm wide and 250cm high wooden door. The kitchen is reduced to a minimum, fully made of wood.
To bring some fun and movement in the ،e a curved yellow curtain can divide the ،e, hide the shelves, and add privacy to the bathroom. As the ،e is small, this movable element modifies the geometry and proportion of the room. Associated with the blue linoleum floor and the red pillar of the kitchen, it reminds the primary colors of Mondrian.
The game with geometrical elements diverts the functional purpose of the objects. Their function is no longer perceived as functional but as abstract. Pipes are accepted and let visible as a sculptural object. A blue joint in the s،wer contrast with the small white tiles. The triangular sink backboard plays with the circular mirror. The plinths are made of white marble-like tiles. The bathroom handle, made of the same tile, is like a fall-down gl، block.
To make the ،e feel ،, it has to be modular and full of details and natural materials. Colors and geometry bring some joy in this gray urban context.