Architect Michael Herrman shares an astonishing Parisian flat with his wife and daughter that measures 1,500 square foot in eight-arrondissement space. DWELL thought it would be unique to feature such an architectural piece of structure due to the fact that it had been nearly changed since the time it was built way, way back in the 1790s. It is quite interesting too then how the young American-born architect has been successful in implementing some fresh new context to it to carry on with the present modern times of today.
Herman took several ideas of Le Corbusier seen on the defunct Champs-Elysees penthouse and terrace in the 1930s made for Charles de Beistgui. The result? Take a look at the photos and see how astonishing it turned out to be inculcating the right balance between “the high-tech rigidity and minimalism of modernism there with the playfulness and extravagance of surrealism.”