‘Maison Escalier’ which means staircase house by Moussafir Architects is built on the site of an old house in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Maison escalier is delimited on three sides by the original walls as a tree-like structure imitating art-deco style of the thirties. The south façade is entirely glazed and outfitted with electronically controlled patterned steel shades that paint shadows on the interior when the sun filters through.
The house is a stair whose core houses the wet rooms, whose stairwell is defined by the gables of the neighbouring buildings, and whose steps and landings form the various living spaces.
The choice of materials reinforces the architectural design: the partitions of the central core, the floors and the ceilings are all clad in locust tree, whose colour and pattern contrast with the texture and whiteness of the outer walls.
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