Paris rooftops a vertical garden that creates the effect tappezzeria. The architect Michael Herrman revives a mythical project by Le Corbusier their home.
Michael Herrman, his wife Cécile, daughter Rose and the blue parrot. They all gathered in the private courtyard of their home. In the country? "No, we are in the center of Paris," says the architect Franco-American. To be precise, in a penthouse on the sixth and seventh floor of a building of 1790 near the Place de la Madeleine (8th arrondissement).
"When I found her, the house was a group of rooms, corridors and stairs of service sostanzialmenti remained intact for over 200 years: compressed space, dark, with tiny windows.
Starting from the courtyard: a light well five meters high, surrounded by glass walls and vertical garden, with the roof shaped sky.
"The feeling is alienating and disconnecting the viewer," says the architect.
In fact, not only plays with the idea of indoor-outdoor, but also with that of over-under and past-present.
limestone and combines, in contrast, designer furniture polishes. Removes the division between the sixth and seventh floor and put a floor-ceiling glass that opens up new lighting and new perspectives. "It seems to live in an observatory." The rest of the house is an example of functionality: steel kitchen, office glass, three bedrooms with private bathrooms, organized around a second courtyard, and a periscope high-tech placed on the roof framing postcards of Paris.