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Rochebaudin by Archiplein Incorporates a Chaotic Staircase

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 9, 2011 • References: archiplein and dornob
In observing the restored Rochebaudin by Archiplein, you may be surprised to find what the interior conceals, only adding to the awe of its aesthetic effect. Beyond the rustic stonework walls of the French villa exists a stairway straight out of a modern museum.

The designers showed the utmost sensitivity towards the outward appearance of the quaint country dwelling, taking a passion for timeless natural materials into the warm wood-clad upper level. And the transition between the contemporary whitewashed ground floor to the spaced above is quite thoughtfully conceived.

Smooth lumber treads reveal the elegant lines of organic woodgrain and the introduction of a steel support system bridges the gap between traditional and cutting-edge construction. The house called Rochebaudin by Archiplein is enhanced dramatically by the sculptural character of the complex latticework suspended metal staircase.