A spacious tiny house may seem like an oxymoron or impossibility, but Atelier 142 is just that. Formerly the Parisian studio of artist Pierre Lemaire, the derelict building was transformed by Atelier Wilda for a young family of three.
At only 45-square-metres (484-square-feet), the studio had been unused since Lemaire’s death in 2007. The new owners were unwilling to sacrifice the “spatial quality of the workshop” but requested a largely open plan space.
The interior was demolished, save for the load-bearing walls, to get back to basics. Internal partition walls were used sparingly to create privacy in the master bedroom and bathroom, both of which are on the main floor beyond the kitchen.
Upstairs is a small open loft lounge area.
As it is a small area, the custom furniture has been designed to the smallest detail in order to optimize all possible storage spaces while adapting perfectly to the uses.
A glass partition wall divides the lounge from a second bedroom. The bedroom sleeps two and has two skylights that showcase fantastic night-time views.
A fold-away desk and storage are cleverly integrated into the second bedroom.
Back to the main level, plenty of storage is built into the stairs and bench seating.