Dank Architectes renovated a 160-square-foot garden flat in Lyon into an open-concept apartment, titled 'Project Amou.' The architects tore down several partitions on the ground floor to optimize for space and moved a bedroom to the upper level. The laundry room and closet are contained in a separate volume, with bookshelves and a study area built into the external walls. The home boasts double-height living and dining rooms as well as sliding glass doors for natural light.
But perhaps the most novel concept of the home was the way the architects chose to present it, staging it took look as though a raging party had taken place the night before. "Our idea was to try to make the architectural photos more alive by making the place look a little messier, contrasting with the minimalist aspects of the architecture we designed," explained one architect. Indeed, the photos capture a pulsating energy of a home well-lived in.