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A characteristic small apartment warmed by a small pellet stove

The attic that Claire Escalon and Nicolas Lanno found themselves having to restructure presented several difficulties. Primarily space was minimal. Secondly, the angled walls determined irregular spaces and brutal variations in height.

The two Parisian architects brought different insights and managed to create a welcoming, fresh and amusing environment. The raw wood found in the original chestnut beams and floor, which is also original, has been transformed into the main focus of the space. It is revived as a distinguishing decorative element in all the furniture, which are mainly custom-designed, and combined with bright colours such as yellow, mustard and blue.

A compact sized MCZ stove is found in the living room, where the bearing walls have been emphasized by leaving the bricks exposed.

We chose that specific stove as it fit in perfectly with the 60s style and its low height was ideal to take up a little place under the roof pitch. - Architect Claire Escalon.

A sort of protective plate was created for the stove made of fireproof material that consists of a mixture of cement and chipboard, which prevents contact with the parquet and simultaneously creates a frame around the fire point.

Photo: Fabienne Delafraye

Project: Prémiere Etage 

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