The vaulted roof extension is made of timber-lined barrel and was built on top of the pre-existing building. The breathtaking view now spans from one end of the Boulevard de La Villette right through to a view of the Eiffel Tower.
“I built this studio with Post Office Architects to have an indoor and outdoor space for shootings with natural light, to be able to build some sets for films or photos,” Matthieu Deluc tells Culture Trip, showing us around the airy studio.
“And of course a large place for meetings, dinners and parties,” he adds. The kitchen facilities are located beneath a huge window made of ten windowpanes that flood the apartment with natural light.
“Building the city on top of itself is a difficult endeavor in historical Paris. The design started in 2012 and, despite the relatively small scale, it took about five years to complete,” Post Office Architectes co-founder Line Fontana told Dezeen.
“The client’s budget was also very tight, so we had to come up with a simple yet strong architectural proposal, and with very economical construction solutions,” added Fontana, who has offices in both Paris and New York.
Matthieu has worked on photograph campaigns with Louis Vuitton, Sony, Citroën and Coca-Cola and been published in places like Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.