Chateau Landon: A tranquil home and belvedere
Theo C. Domini’s Chateau Landon transforms The grand 19ThThe transformation of a Haussmannian-style building dating from the 18th century into a tranquil oasis apartment One of the overlooking Paris’ most spectacular landscapes — the Montmarte. Named after the street that houses it, the residence questions what it means to appropriate an existing space by reimagining the space’s material and color palette to create an interplay between historic context and contemporary design.
The interior, which is devoid of ornamentation and confined spaces, is animated by the subtle interplay of materials and light. The design concept is based on the image of 19th-century homes. France The architect tries to capture the sunset on the horizon by creating a play of light and shadow.
Theo C. Domini is the photographer of all images.
Theo c. Domino sparks a play of light and shadow
Chataeu landon was designed to be both a privacy screen for its residents and a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The interior is a pleasant surprise. architect Theo C. Domini created a radical abstract of the steel surfaces, in contrast to the faded plaster that bears the marks of a hundred years of history. The juxtaposed pieces are in harmony. ‘unite and coexist to enhance the sublime event they face.’
Design concept that celebrates simple joys in everyday life. Simple linear geometries and smooth surfaces with a limited colour palette naturally guide the gaze. The design concept focuses on the sensory experience, creating a space that is calm and relaxing. It began with the removal of distractions, objects and defined thresholds. As doors were replaced with transitional areas marked by a subtle change in tone, this process was continued. The subtle interplay of gradations and suggestive boundaries that are never fully closed ‘animate the space’ and spark curiosity. ‘Imperceptibly, we pass from bright rooms to a warm and modulated half-light where the softness of the materials dominates,’ Notes Domini Entering the residence, one ascends onto a platform which is slightly elevated above existing parquet flooring. Ferns and climbing ivy are growing freely on this platform.
Chateau Landon is located within a Haussmannian building dating from the 19th century
A contrast of gleaming steel and weathered wall
The residence is awash with climbing ivy and ferns
The original plaster was preserved by the architect and has a history of more than a century.
A free sequence of space unfolds without thresholds
Theo C. Domini celebrates raw materiality
Information about the project:
name: Chateau Landon
architect: Theo C. Domini
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