In Boulogne, 125 m2 of open-plan offices have been given a new purpose: that of a tailor-made home.


For this new space created from scratch, the objective was to give pride of place to perspectives and to open up. To close off rooms without appearing to do so, and to recreate each space in a flat.

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The desire to bring warmth to this industrial space dictates the use of oak as a guiding line throughout the flat. A real trompe-l’oeil that hides the classic office codes, hides the ducts, and groups the water rooms.


The decompartmentalisation of the spaces to keep the loft spirit is underlined by the made-to-measure joinery which draws the different living spaces. Oak dresses the edges of the bay windows, creating a frame, and is found as a metaphor on the bathroom cabinet. A red staircase in folded metal created by the designer Axel Chay provides access to the terrace. The office area is delimited by the wall shelves which overflow onto the living space, like a fusion of spaces.

The only water column, a real constraint of the flat, obliged to gather each water room in the same neuralgic point. A camouflaged cube was then created behind the bookcase, opening through a back door onto a bathroom with toilet. The kitchen is juxtaposed with this on the one hand and the bathroom of the master bedroom on the other. The Leicht kitchen has a stone worktop and a grey-green waxed concrete floor that highlights the colour chosen for the cube, the centerpiece of this renovation.

The ceiling rails were retained, while the original parquet floor was sanded and glazed while retaining its natural colour. The two structural posts that weighed down the space are now adorned with striated wood, allowing them to disappear throughout the living area.

A real trompe-l'oeil that hides the classic codes of the office.

  • Crédits photosGabrielle Voinot



Barely 5 km from Paris, Ivry-sur-Seine is a multicultural commune offering a rich architectural diversity linked, in part, to its industrial past.

The town, which borders the capital, is impressive for its geometrically shaped, non-conformist buildings, which give the architectural landscape a dynamic character.
On the Place de la République, you can see the Jeanne Hachette residential tower, an emblematic figure of the Beauvais resistance in the 15th century. This work was designed by Renée Gailhoustet, the city’s chief architect at the time. In collaboration with Jean Renaudie, she completely rethought the town centre’s urban plan. This project gave rise to the Jeanne Hachette shopping centre, for which it is internationally renowned.
Ivry-sur-Seine is a resolutely attractive town with its shops, markets and cultural centres such as the Manufacture des Œillets theatre and its eclectic programme. The city has also preserved its heritage linked to the manufacturing industry. Today, its renovated loft buildings create a contrast between industrial and modernist constructions.

A culturally rich city, which offers an ideal living environment for families or young people.



Located 100 m from Paris, Malakoff is a friendly, quiet and family-friendly neighbourhood.

The north of Malakoff is a pleasant combination of architectural residences, traditional houses and modern buildings.

Crossing the town from north to south, Avenue Pierre Larousse with its many shops is the lively heart of Malakoff. Here you will find the Théâtre 71, an art house cinema, a media library and a market that is very popular for its fresh local produce. In the summer, Malakoff residents are happy to meet under the plane trees of the Place de la Mairie for a drink.

The charm of the city is found in the small streets, where galleries and artists’ studios are hidden. Green spaces dot the area and offer families an ideal playground to relax, run, play ping-pong or practice tai chi. For sports enthusiasts, the green corridor links Porte de Vanves to Sceaux.