Nuctale

Interior project + lighting design
Lieux : La Butte aux Cailles, Paris 13ème
Surface : 35m²
schedule : mai 2013

images courtesy Benjamin Boccas

“Nuctale,” the contraction of Nuage Fractal, is a tiny 35 m2 space lit by a monumental 5m long light: a disproportional geometrical cloud that provides a unique backdrop to this studio in the Buttes-aux-Cailles. As always, Paul Coudamy produces a maximum effect with minimal space and materials.

The light structure comprises 76 frosted acrylic triangles, the whole thing is of course versatile enough to individualise the relief of the cloud thanks to a set of 206 hingess. An architect-designed construction inspired by sailing navigation, but conceived with the skill of an artisan creating a bespoke design. The furniture and storage have also been designed and produced in digitally cut plywood in order to optimise this small space. A lesson in terms of architecture, where the difficulty of the means is pushed to the limit.