Maison Escalier rue Jacob, Paris

Maison Escalier Paris, rue Jacob Property, Parisian Residential Design, Building

Maison Escalier rue Jacob, Paris House

Parisian Residential Building, France – design by Jacques Moussafir, architect

10 Jul 2012

Maison Escalier, Paris

Design: Moussafir Architectes Associés

Location: rue Jacob, 6th arrondissement

Residential Building in Paris

MAISON ESCALIER (Step House)

Maison Escalier Maison Escalier Paris 22 rue Jacob House on rue Jacob
pictures : Hervé Abbadie

Maison Escalier rue Jacob

Built on the site of an old house set between two buildings in the heart of a very well-preserved block in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this house is designed as a tree-like structure delimited on three sides by the original walls. Only the entirely glazed south façade belies the almost total reconstruction of the building and provides a glimpse of the volumetric complexity of its interior spaces.

Maison Escalier Maison Escalier Paris 22 rue Jacob House on rue Jacob
pictures : Hervé Abbadie

Even more than that of a tree, the most effective metaphor for the project might be that of a Cyclopean stairway: 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.

Maison Escalier Maison Escalier Paris 22 rue Jacob House on rue Jacob
pictures : Hervé Abbadie

The fact that there was no need to partition the rooms (except the bathrooms) means that there is a sense of total spatial continuity from basement to roof terrace. The structure, entirely of steel, is made up of cantilevered floors borne by the central core and partly dissociated from the three outer walls onto which have been grafted concrete boxes that act as built-in furniture. 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.

Maison Escalier Maison Escalier Paris 22 rue Jacob House on rue Jacob
pictures : Hervé Abbadie

Maison Escalier Paris – Building Information

Title: STEP HOUSE (Maison Escalier) – Paris
Started: 2008
Completed: Dec 2011
CLIENT: Eric de Rugy
ADDRESS: 22, rue Jacob, 75006 PARIS
BRIEF: house reconstruction
BUDGET: 850 000€ excl. VAT
SURFACE AREA: 153 sqm + 15 sqm roof terrace
MATERIALS: pile foundations, concrete basement liner, steel superstructure, wooden floors with built-in low temperature heating; ceilings and panelling laid on plasterboard; panelling, ceilings and floors on upper levels made of locust tree boards by Admonter, floors on lower levels of resinous concrete by Ardex, sheet steel and stainless steel mesh guardrails by Jakob, wooden window frames within old masonry walls and steel window frames by Forster within new steel structure, lacquered steel electrically operated shutters, iroko roof terrace, steel roof planters.

Maison Escalier Maison Escalier Paris 22 rue Jacob House on rue Jacob
pictures : Hervé Abbadie

ARCHITECTS: Jacques Moussafir with Alexis Duquennoy, project manager, and Na An
CONSULTANTS: Jean-Marc Weill and Malishev Wilson Engineers (structural engineers)
CONTRACTORS: Microsol (deep foundations), Lisandre (structural work, plumbing, fittings), Général Métal (metal frame), MGN (exterior door and windowframes), B2E (electricity), Tischlerei Bereuter (interior woodwork and panelling)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Hervé Abbadie

Maison Escalier Paris images / information from Jacques Moussafir – Moussafir Architectes Associés


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