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the making of a bright and spacious tiny house

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.

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Atelier 142 features lots of natural light through a combination of regular windows and skylights.

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.

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The interior is fitted out in pale woods and shades of white, finishes that look even brighter and airier thanks to large skylights.

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.

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The bright and spacious tiny house opens directly into the kitchen and living area. | Atelier 124 by Atelier Wilda

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.

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Storage areas are built in.

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.

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More than just a random piece of wood for decoration, it’s a disguised work area.

A fold-away desk and storage are cleverly integrated into the second bedroom.

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Maximise storage by building it into the space.

Back to the main level, plenty of storage is built into the stairs and bench seating.