In big cities that have a long history, many old and semi-destroyed buildings can be found still standing and with potential of being renovated and brought back to life. Architect Laurent McComber was asked to turn an apartment of this 1880s duplex into a modern home. He replaced the tar sloped structures and gravel that formed the roof with an insulated open-truss roof. A large white cube that is placed at the centre of the apartment was ‘dressed’ with a series of shelves, becoming a beautiful bookcase and creating additional spaces.
The all-white interior.
The windows of the apartment sure bring a lot of light inside.
The large cube/bookcase also works as an office desk.
This cube also accommodates a marble mosaic shower, a sink and two wardrobes, divided into two volumes by a sheet of glass.
The apartment is 70% white and 30% light brown, in the shade of timber.
The bathroom is decorated with a couple plants to make a noticeable difference with the all-white setting.
The contrast between white and wood is very popular in Scandinavian architecture, with white offering more light to an interior.
The white wooden floor was preserved and refurbished before being painted white, a color that offered the designers a variety of decorative options, since white pairs good with many colors.