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Tiny Paris Apartment Renovated with CNC Milled Plywood

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I thought you might also like this tiny Paris apartment that was renovated using CNC milled plywood.

The design was created by Coudamy Architects then the plywood was cut using CNC machines and then put together in the house. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Take a look at what the apartment looks like inside and then watch the entire video tour and interview with the dweller below.

Tiny Paris Apartment with CNC Milled Plywood Renovation

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Video Tour and Interview

If you were to want to live in a big city, would you consider living simply in a micro apartment or studio like this? Or maybe even renovating one in this way?

Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/plywood-bedroom-hangs-as-a-nest-over-printed-tiny-paris-flat/

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  • Lisa E.
    July 30, 2014, 6:27 pm

    Configuring space in Paris is a real problem. I’ve seen Paris apartments that were so small, you literally had to enter the front door sideways and navigate the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom this way, too.

    They have done a very good job of articulating this interior space. I love the under-closet storage space which can serve many purposes and no one would ever know that it is even there. I love the elevated bedroom; contemporary, minimal but functional and tres chic! I also love the washer/dryer combo appliance secreted away under the kitchen counter; schlepping laundry to the coin-mat is a drag by anybody’s standards. I’m not a fan of modern but this design is very effective in many ways; especially if you have to live in Paris itself. Very nice.

  • Glema
    July 30, 2014, 6:55 pm

    I like the under bed hidden through closet space, could be great for keeping preps for shtf or a little hide away for people should burglars break in etc. nice for regular old storage too 😉 This is not what I’m really interested in however, some of the designs for space and the cd shelving are good ideas. Also rather have a flip side kitchen/bathroom than to have them across from one another, just saying as designs go.
    You did a fine job and thank you for sharing. God bless and keep you.

  • Marsha Cowan
    July 30, 2014, 7:56 pm

    Stunning design and very practical and aesthetically pleasing way to build. Plywood is structurally very strong, and if put together correctly, as this home obviously is, can produce a sturdy, flowing, warm and inviting atmosphere and make a space seem much roomier than it is. Great place! Great design!

  • Cosy
    July 30, 2014, 8:02 pm

    I really love this. The 3d plan is very I interesting & innovative. There seems to be so much more usable space particularly in the kitchen & living areas.
    The bathroom looks very roomy compared to most tiny spaces this size & the small elevation to the bedroom could work for many who can’t manage a loft, plus storage! I love the storage below. I can see my nephews camping in there. I laughed when I read Glema’s comment about hiding from burglars; my immediate thought when he showed that was that it would be a place for someone to break in & hide there… Same thought but different takes on it, ha.
    I do like the paneled plywood ( never thought I’d say I like plywood) & I agree it’s very minimalist but that could easily be adapted to one’s taste. It’s simply a blank canvas for the individual.
    & the French accent does wonders for the tour, he could probably describe the attributes of an outhouse & I’d find it appealing. 🙂
    Seriously though, I will definitely use this apt. & a previous Paris apt. that Alex has posted, when planning my future tiny home. The use of the space is unmatched in any tiny homes I’ve seen. I would definitely have a bathroom door, but maybe there was a pocket door we didn’t see.
    Thanks for another great one Alex! Well done.

  • MJ
    July 31, 2014, 6:07 am

    What an effective use of space! I agree with Cosy that this a blank canvas waiting for the owner to change or not change as desired. I found the lighting very interesting… the only downside I can see is having to clean it. We all know dust, etc. will accumulate in there. Since it is so adjustable, it looks like you could lower/raise it in various configurations to make the cleaning easier. I really do like many of the ideas in this design.

    BTW, you can see the bathroom pocket door twice in the video. First occurrence is at 0:27… forgot to write down the second one *laughs*.

  • jerryd
    August 2, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Nice in many ways but one. The corners on nearly everything are sharp and hard is very dangerous.

    They all should have a 3/8” to 1” radius as a minimum. Just a slip and a sharp one can cut to kill. So round those corners, edges.

    Also mentioned didn’t need finishing isn’t true as at least varnish, etc clear coating to keep the wood from dirt, food, etc staining and keeping it from being scratched as easily. Even if precoated, a good idea, the cut edges still need protecting if you want the nice wood look to last.

    Ply over 3/4” you no longer need framing in many cases saving a lot of labor. You just glue and screw it together in many cases. Or with CNC making slotting, etc joints an dowels is easy and even better.

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