Paris. An aluminium island creates space in a loft by Sabo project

The loft is located in an industrial building dated 1920 within the XI Arrondissement in Paris. It has a raw chic hint and a wise use of space.


New York studio Sabo project tranformed an industrial space dated 1920 in a raw chic loft in the heart of the XI arrondissement in Paris. The initial space of square proportions is stripped down to raw concrete. The sole addition of a central island is enough to define a variety of spaces, entrance, main living space, dressing, horizontal and vertical circulations, without the need for any wall or partition.

The rough ceiling runs continuously throughout the apartment while a looping circulation establishes a subtle gradation between the main space and the more private areas. The island cladding consists of 40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodised and mounted on a metal structure. The manipulation of perforated shutters provides the potential for many light and privacy scenarios.

Sabo Project, Voltaire loft, Paris, 2017
Sabo Project, Voltaire loft, Paris, 2017
Paris, XI arrondissement
Alexander Delaunay
Structural Engineer:
DIC Ingénerie
SMR Concept+
81 sqm

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