n origin, the small apartment in question had even been split into corridor, bedroom and kitchen. So, there was only one way to go to turn this space into the bright Parisian pied-à-terre interior designer Lilan Pan had always been dreaming of: total demolition.
An open plan wasn’t deemed right for this 31sqm apartment, as three people require a degree of privacy. Here, the challenge was to separate the space without crushing it. The answer was just as simple as brilliant: a movable partition wall that closes-off one part of the house, quickly turning it into a bedroom.
By removing all internal walls, the large windows can finally fill the apartment with natural light. Service blocks are built on the opposite sides of the apartment, freeing up the central floor area. The kitchen is at the entrance and the bathroom is behind the partition wall with sofa in front. Opposite (image above), the unit with movable partition which houses wardrobe and bed, and turns the space from dining room to master bedroom.
There’s nothing left of the cramped feel of the old apartment. With a few components, a movable partition wall, a wardrobe, a foldaway bed and a table on castors, Lilan Pan has built a bright and welcoming apartment, which is above all really functional, for herself and her young family.
Multifunctional studio apartment for 3 people
Location: Paris, France
Size: 31 sqm
Architecture and interior design project:
17 rue de Belfort, 75 011 Paris, France
Tel: 0033 (0) 6 59 38 51 76
Credits Lilan Pan and Mariela Apollonio
Courtesy Studio Pan