In the Haussmannian buildings of Paris, built during the second half of the 19th century, servants used to live in rooms on the sixth floor, under the zinc roofs. Today these rooms are often subject to renovation or transformation.
In this case, this “maid’s room” was unsanitary, lacked equipment, and was unhabitable as such. This project aimed at its complete rehabilitation.
To begin with, the external insulation was improved and the zinc panels on the roof were changed. Then, the shower was rebuilt, and the water and electrical conduits refurbished. Finally, the walls were painted, parquet was laid, and new furniture were arranged.
Working on flexible and modular spaces, simple but precise planning and design strategies were necessary to provide functionality and comfort in this 13 square meter room (17 m² of floor space).