Jean Moulin Atelier - House is a 80m2 three floor artist atelier located in the 14th district of Paris and designed by Atelier NEA.
The artist studio was built in the late 40's of the 20th century. It is part of a subdivision plan of artists studios, laid out in two rows along a quiet and hidden private alley. Few original features were the main qualities of this space; a very large steel window fixture overlooking a private terrace, an old maple tree, a double-height space filled with natural light and a skylight.
Atelier Jean Moulin was conceived as a house for a couple, an artist originally from Oregon and her husband working in the movie industry. Having lived in Paris for nearly a decade, they commissioned Atelier NEA to create an intimate space that reflects their personality and way of life - a place where domesticity and the make of art comes together. Jean Moulin Atelier - House is the result of a beautiful collaboration with the owners while taking in consideration every single object and piece of art they owned.
The main conceptual approach focused on adaptability and functionality which included almost two dozens of custom-made sycamore maple and steel built-in units. The project preserved the studio original typology while enhancing the layout by a total revolution of the two staircases positions. They have been moved from the back of the house to the up front, towards the mezzanine double - height space creating a permanent dialogue with the outdoors.
Private and shared needs are separated yet they remain both flexible and adaptable. The open plan ground floor where the kitchen is located supports living without internal hierarchy. It can be used for multiple uses - as an artist studio area or as a living room.