For architectural firm 05 AM, an apartment renovation of a historic flat in Paris meant a complete overhaul of its original layout. Reconfiguring the penthouse was a huge lift, literally: The team decided to move the focus of the bilevel home from the lower floor to the upper. The new setup breathes new life into the previously underutilized terrace space, transforming it into a place for entertaining or relaxing. The attic area — once used as a storage room — was removed to create more square footage.
Although the structure of the apartment was completely redefined, it was important to the firm to keep historic details, including the existing wooden ceiling. The firm mirrored this detail in an impressive centerpiece — a staircase that features a vertical woodwork motif.