This three-level home located in Paris, France, was recently renovated by Andrea Mosca Creative Studio. Named “Bookshelf House“, the project is defined by extensive woodwork. The inhabitants can interact with a variety of shelving units, which act as stair railing, office space dividers and storage boxes. Of course, a bookshelf is one of the main elements in the design.
The aim of this project was to transform this dark, run-down home into a bright and warm space, add an office zone on the mezzanine and create a separate but visible kitchen. The innovative bookcase acts as the focal point of the design. Made from a single element, it goes from the first level up to the mezzanine, where it becomes a storage unit that hides the bedroom entry and the office. The piece is made of warm and light wood that echoes with the kitchen cabinetry and makes the home feel inviting.
The bookshelf design theme becomes clear as you step inside, thanks to a sustaining pillar entirely covered in mirrors. Part of a strategy to bring as much light inside as possible, this pillar casts playful shades on the white walls and furniture, fills the space with light and makes it look bigger. Moreover, a glass panel separates the kitchen from the dining room, creating a subtle distinction between the two social areas. Bold hues of yellow and navy blue add energy to the overall design scheme.
Extensive glazings help the indoor and outdoor zones interact with each other, they fill the interiors with light.