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France | Fun house
Carlos Pujol talks about the quirky design
for this couple’s retreat.
What was the most challenging part of
the renovation? Raising the building fo r the
mezzanine. It took two months to get all the
necessa ry autho risation s, an d there were many
delays du e to the difficulty of the pro ject.
Is there something you consider the highlight
of the design? The tou ches of bright colou rs,
the comic heroes, the Vespas, the pin -u p girls
in the toilet... the n od to the graphic ar ts is
un doubtedly the highlight of the apar tmen t’s
iden tity. Ever y roo m has its share of su rprises.
How would you describe the finished project?
Whimsical, fu nn y a nd refreshing.
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Two huge dining tables on wheels were
made from sanded and varnished wooden
flooring, mounted on a rimmed metal frame.
On the floor, two different varieties of
cement tiles were chosen to give the illusion
of separation between the two areas.
The terrace offers an outside living area
where the couple can relax or entertain
friends. Akin to a garden, it has plants,
a hammock, an external shower, bean
bags and a barbecue, and offers a green
retreat in the heart of the city. A half-glass
floor lets light in to the living room below.
While he’s unwilling to be labelled too
readily, Carlos’s approach in this triplex
could be called ‘rock’n’roll architecture’.
“There is nothing worse than being locked
into one’s style,” he says. “You have to
reinvent yourself constantly. The worst
compliment you can give me? That you
detected in a project my ‘touch’, my style.”
06 Old copies of Paris Match magazine in black and white
have been used to cover the walls.
07 As in the rest of the flat, much of the office furniture
was custom-made by Carlos, including the office desk
shaped like a plane wing.
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