Paris apartment by h2o architects 29.06.09

words Anna Bates

Inhabited by an avid comic book collector, this apartment has "strips" of storage and shelving space set into walls and partitions, making each room look like a page of comic strips.

The Paris apartment was renovated by local architecture practice h2o, who were first confronted with a dilapidated, crowded shell. Previously, the 60 sq m space was divided into six separate rooms, but now it's open and airy. Each wall has cut-outs that frame views into other rooms, "so wherever you are you have visual contact with the rest of the space," says Antoine Santiard, one of the three founding architects.

The handmade, wooden partitions comprise various sizes of square and rectangular shaped shelves giving the space a feeling of movement and spontaneity. But besides storage, the partitioning also comprises functions including a freezer, shower, and office, making the most of the little space.

www.h2oarchitectes.com

pictures Julien Attard

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