The Edge is a recently designed penthouse by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard, located on the top two floors of an 80s building in Paris.
There were 2 dominant features that moved architects deeply. "Suspended just above the ridgeline of the famous Parisian rooftops, this space gave me this very specific feeling that you have when you find yourself on a cliff. You are attracted by its edge, mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape, and quietly terrified of falling down. Intense. This had to be a topic to work with for me, this edge", says Clément Lesnoff-Rocard.
The second characteristic is the layout. The apartment plans were arranged slantwise with quite a strong angle to the boulevard as if someone was pushing too hard on the edge of the building. Therefore, the floor plans are angled in an unusual way, making it nearly impossible to see your neighbors.
In contrast to the original building's sharp angles and sharp edges, the interior is finished in a soft minimalist style, invoking a calming and soothing atmosphere.