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Natural wood transforms 19th century Parisian flat

A flat in Paris has been transformed into a modern-style home with the extensive use of wood.

The architect Baron Georges Eugene Haussmann built a number of flats in 19th century Paris that are regarded as a symbol of the city’s charm. A family of four wanted to modernise their P-FLAT – a traditional flat in a Haussmann building – and so they hired Israel architect firm Gitai Architects to completely re-design their home.

Architect Ben Gitai created features with parquet wood flooring and timber fixed part way up the walls. This gives the impression that a huge, folded piece of wood has been used. Storage is also built into the walls, removing the need for cupboards and other storage furniture. This creates a feeling of space. Large windows that allow in lots of natural light illuminate the interior, and the white ceiling and walls add to the feeling of lightness.

The owners wanted to feature wood as it is a natural, sustainable material. Gitai explained his vision for the design to Floor Nature:

“The P-FLAT project is a prototype for a new style of home, that attempts to make future living more inclusive and sustainable by unifying the space.”

Wood flooring in Cheshire and Wirral homes is a great choice for those who want a natural-looking floor that will last a long time. If you want to add elements of Gitai’s design into your home, fix wood panels to your walls, reaching about a third of the way up.

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