Benoit Rotteleur : Paris-Shangaï

Renovated by the architect Benoit Rotteleur, this apartment located in the 15e arrondissement of Paris, draws more than ever from his situation, at 10e floor of the Perspective I Tower erected in 1973 on plans by Michel Proux and Henri Pottier. Now called Paris-Shanghai, the property has been optimized to enhance the view of the Capital, gaining an additional room in the process. Return on a surgical and balanced operation.

February 2018. Lénaïc and Louis, back in Paris after several years spent in Shanghai, have just signed the agreement to sell a property located at 10e floor of Perspective I Tower, in the 15e district of Paris. Of high standing, the apartment glazed on two sides offers a breathtaking view of the Capital: a major asset! However, it needs to be refreshed, while its 90 square meters distributed by a central corridor are not optimized for its new owners: it only has one bedroom, and the large living room is surprisingly partitioned, almost labyrinthine. . This is how the couple called on the architect Benoit Rotteleur, who works in the same coworking room as a cousin of Louis, to add a night room, make the volumes consistent and give the apartment a real identity. .


If the architect quickly solves the question of the room in addition to extending the existing partition in the living room to divide it definitively and thus install the room at night, his efforts are mainly focused on the articulation of the different spaces, and therefore on the circulations. So he decides to take inspiration from the rounded corners of the entrance walls to rework the central distribution corridor, which "Now widens as you enter the apartment, accompanying the look to the living room", as Benoit Rotteleur explains. Concretely, this device is translated by the creation of a custom designed furniture, constituted at the level of"A bench with shoe drawers and a console unit" at the entrance level, and"Solid Ash Shelves Attached to Invisible Metal Legs" in the living room.

"The rewriting of volumes with clean lines and the use of clear materials have allowed to highlight the major asset of the apartment, the view, while bringing more functionality and efficiency"concludes Benoit Rotteleur, which can not be contradicted.

To learn more, visit Benoit Rotteleur's website 

Photographs: Antoine Seguin
Illustrations: Benoit Rotteleur
Furniture: RBC Paris

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