Condominium XVII by Studio Razavi Architecture

Studio Razavi Architecture blends old and new to build a moody, introspective space for a bachelor residing in Lyon.

In the bustling city of Lyon, France, lies a uniquely preserved space regarded as the Renaissance District. Layered with an array of cobblestone streets and historical architecture, this community unsurprisingly draws people from around and far. Not prolonged in the past, it also served as the setting for 1 of the newest undertakings by Studio Razavi Architecture, the renovation of an condominium perched in a historic building.

For every the request of the firm’s shopper, a younger scientist, the architects modernized the 860-square-foot room when preserving as a lot circa-period of time detail as feasible. “Two huge stone fireplaces, outsized oak beams, and the 14-foot-tall ceilings have been just some of the original capabilities we intended to restore and rejoice as aspect of the new space,” states the team.

Irrespective of the constrained square footage, the architects managed to increase the in general sense of room by making an open floor prepare. “A single bedroom and lavatory, in addition to the kitchen, dwelling, and eating locations, make up the new software,” say the architects.

To enhance the unique wood beams lining the ceilings, the staff made use of rough plaster operate for the walls, as properly as gentle-hued hardwoods for the floors. They also built-in custom constructed-ins painted in a moody color scheme.

“By relying mostly on the use of a one product with a minimal colour palette, we intended a collection of gatherings so as to develop what we refer to as an ‘introspective room,’” the team clarifies. “This place lets for reflection and artistic seclusion.”