Apartment for a dancer and choreographer
by CUT Architectures

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Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Folding back these perforated screens reconfigures an apartment that's combined with a dance and choreography studio near Paris.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Light glows through the circular holes to give a star-studded appearance to the walls, which were designed by French studio CUT Architectures.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

The hinged panels are hollow and a transparent PVC pipe lines each perforation.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Hidden wheels allow the partitions to be easily manoeuvred.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

A second set of screens extends around a set of french windows in the bedroom.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

This is the third project by CUT Architectures recently featured on Dezeen, following a glass-fronted music room and a coffee laboratory - see both stories here.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Photography is by David Foessel.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Here are some more details from CUT Architectures:


The apartment is designed after its owner who’s a dancer and a choreographer seeking for a flexible and evolving space. The design offers a continuous, fluid dual aspect 55m² free space which can adapt itself to actual or future uses according to the choreographer’s imagination.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

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A mobile and articulated partition wall can reshape the space creating either a living room, a dining room, a library, a spare bedroom or a closet. Appearing like thick walls the panels are very light and can be easily manipulated by a single person.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Composed of  a 100mm pine frame covered with light grey painted MDF boards the panels are attached together with simple hinges. They stand on industrial wheels concealed within the depth of the frame. The panels are randomly perforated and PVC pipes connect the holes in between the MDF boards creating light tunnels that glow like stars in the room.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

Another partition wall in the bedroom divides the room with the study and works as shutters for the bedroom.

Apartment for a dancer and choreographer by CUT Architectures

The apartment is always in movement, the walls dance to change the rooms proportions in a snap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivekgopinathan Vivek Gopinathan

    How do these partitions move without a specified track?

  • Perry Docks

    Seems Like a good idea. Looks great, good photos, nice animation of the moving walls, real cool. But I think this idea works better in an empty room and might not function so well once the necessities of life appear on the stage. About the third time the dinning room table, couch, and/ or entertainment center need to be moved to rearrange the wall, I bet that wall gets put in a configuration and never moves again.