How to give the rooms the most of natural lights

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This small apartment, located in Paris, has been designed by September architects. The great challange was to find a solution of giving the rooms the natural light. This reconverted industrial space is long and thin, with windows on one side only and the main task was to bring the generous light from the living area into the other spaces. 

The open plan living space occupies the central part of the apartment and benefits from a lot of natural light coming in from the big windows of the outside wall. The kitchen is located on one side of the open space, close to the entrance. The part of the kitchen that is against the wall is painted completely black, which contrasts it strongly against the glossy white island counter. Behind this black wall there are the bathroom and the toilet, which are separated. The bathroom has an access to natural light through a small rectangular window on the kitchen wall. The two bedrooms occupy the far end of the apartment, and are separated from the living room by a wood and glass industrial looking partition. This solution has the advantage of taking a minimum of space and most of all of bringing light from the living room to the bedrooms. The smallest bedroom which is a baby’s room also has natural light and ventilation through a real window, while the adults’ bedroom only get light and air from the living room.

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