Architect Anne Sophie Goneau remodeled this 130-year-old flat saving the original architectural features and creating an absolutely new space in minimalist style with industrial touches. She highlighted the red brick wall in the living room by leaving it bare and protecting it behind museum-quality glass. The steel beam original to the building was left exposed but toned down with gray, flame-proof paint. It runs the length of the flat, delimiting the passage area. A radiant hot water heating system was installed under a new concrete floor slab above the old foundation. An original hemlock wood wall clads the corridor leading to the bathroom. This apartment is a nice example of creating a cool modern space preserving eye-catching old features.