In Paris, the architect My-Linh Tôn, at the head of the young agency anthropie studio, renovated a Haussmannian apartment of 78 square meters in a minimalist spirit, by working on colors and volumes.

Founded in 2019 by the architect My-Linh Tôn, anthropie studio quickly succeeded in imposing its vision of architecture thanks to various projects always worked in an open-ended way. Drawing on her experiences with Lina Ghotmeh, then Nicolas Dorval-Bory, My-Linh Tôn now defends a transversal approach to architecture and considers each space as a total art object. For the MAL apartment, she fully played on volumes, worked on colors, simplified lines and optimized space.

This small Haussmannian apartment is distinguished by a fragmented spatial organization. Located in the center of the apartment, the stairwell divides it into two distinct parts: the living areas and the private areas. It was therefore necessary to take into account the stairwell, the single and mono-oriented facade and the rectangular plan to rethink the spatial organization, the circulation of light and the identity of the dwelling.

By reappropriating the Haussmannian transversality of the apartment, My-Linh Tôn has chosen to revalue the distribution in a row by creating a set of open and closed doors, which makes it possible to bring together spaces or to separate them as they see fit. The architect has thus created a central nucleus whose different spaces are delimited by a large bay window. Custom-designed and carved from solid oak, this glass roof separates the kitchen from the bedroom-library while allowing natural light to circulate. White and natural tones are available on all surfaces, and reinforce the distinct lines of the volumes. A second gallery in a deep olive green indicates the transitions between exterior and interior, between shared spaces and intimate spaces, and completes the identity of the apartment.

To learn more, visit Site and Anthropie Studio Instagram Account.

Visuals: © Juliette Alexandre


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