MNM Architectes : Transformer les combles en chambres d'enfants

Fit the attic to nibble some precious square meters and more, a breeze? Maybe, unless they are occupied by the beams of an industrial framework ... So, it's a different story. A difficulty that met Margot Le Duff and Matthieu Girard of the agency MNM architects with this renovation realized in 2017 in Rennes.

In fact, it all began ten years ago, when Margot Le Duff and Matthieu Girard were commissioned by a couple to design the extension of their detached house in Rennes (35). A great adventure that will push homeowners to recontact the architectural duo in 2017 to renovate the existing housing cover from the 1970 years. Incidentally, the owners would like to arrange the attic to offer children more spacious rooms ... but there is a catch! The frame is industrial, or, as it is sometimes called, in small houses, so that the attic is not empty, but instead occupied by the beams that support the roof. A solution often favored for its price, much lower than that of a traditional carpentry.


To great ills, great remedies ! Then Margot Le Duff and Matthieu Girard completely modify the frame, now revised and corrected with the traditional sauce. They have the free space to develop this space ... from top to bottom! In order to optimize the surface obtained and to offer play rooms to children, the architects imagine a system of cabins. Designed in a fir structure complemented by OSB slabs and residential nets to let the light circulate, they welcome the beds while beneath are offices and play areas. What to transport toddlers to the height of happiness ...

To learn more, visit the MNM Architectes website

Photographs: Caroline Ablain

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