Chambre d'enfants by Ciel Architectes

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French architect Sandra Courtine of Ciel Architectes has designed a bed unit for a child with circular perforations that form a ladder.

The purpose of the unit is to create more usable space and a dedicated children's area in a small room.

It incorporates sliding wardrobes and storage space.

Circular perforations on a panel of the unit creates a ladder to reach the top level of the cabinet.

Photographs are by Mirela Popa.

Here's some more information from Courtine:


CHILDREN'S LOFT

With their second child coming, the owners would have liked to push the walls of their 3 rooms apartment. With a tight budget and surface (65m2), the stakes were as follows:

  • Enlarge space without excessive modification, by capturing light through neutral and natural tones.
  • Modernize this 80's apartment, by inserting a simple and sleek furnishing.
  • Create intimacy and games in the room that the children will share (ladder inspired from playground climbing, hiding places, etc.)

CHILDREN GAMES

The cabinet in the kid's room is dyed in a soft gray (Valchromat) lacquer finish. It is composed of two mezzanines offset in height. Under the lowest mezzanine, 3 long drawers to accommodate clothes. Under the highest mezzanine, there is room for the infant bed, in a second time it will be the place for the eldest's office.

At the right of the niche, toys and other bulky items are stored in a large, deep cupboard. Books and small items are placed in a low bookcase facing the mezzanine. Perforations of various sizes animate the design. Useful for the ladder, fun to hide and for aesthetic.

Architecte: Sandra Courtine
Maîtrise d'ouvrage: privée
Année: 2010
Phase: réalisation

Surface: 65m2
Montant des travaux: 35.000€ h.t.
Objet: rénovation partielle - création de mobilier


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Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 4:40 pm by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • urB

    Great project and nice details (especially for france) ! I am just waiting now for primitive comments about a white and black project: “you are a such a depressive criminal architect, children like life and life is color, so children like color!”
    Ready? Go!

  • yaulee

    the grey is too cold & depressing for children….

  • st.st

    hi urb here we go: i do like the forms and the concept, but its really so clean adult-grey….

  • GOsh

    Well i guess the age of the child matters in the case as, i won’t let my child descend from such “stairs”.
    The idea is sexy but, for a child approach…. hmmm

  • MrCoolTeapot

    While I like the design the execution bothers me. Anyone else see a foot slipping and a painful accident in the works? Perhaps some sort of tread/step incorporated into the hole design to increase saftey? The edge of the wood doesn’t seem like it would be a sufficient step surface.

  • http://www.freshthrills.com Kingsley

    Yes yes, we all figured there would be a few concerned posts about the lack of bright colors.

    Here’s how I see it.

    I think the point of this design is to establish a platform on which one can use as inspiration and build on.

    I love the concept of the holes and the playful maze like arrangement of the objects and rooms. I think they work and make the room very kid friendly in that regard.