The architects at Arba designed an eco-friendly French country house with four different kinds of wood: northern pine to frame the two-bedroom structure, untreated larch wood for the cladding and window framing, ash for the ground floor, and spruce for the attic.
Dutch architect Felix Claus's 1932 rental apartment in Paris was designed as a rich, wood-paneled pied-à-terre by Deco designer Auguste Perret. The architectural gem includes a calf leather–upholstered banquette between the grand salon and the bedroom.
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset renovated a stone farmhouse for a Parisian jewelry designer, retaining old elements and mixing them with new. In the kitchen, a custom composite dining table is paired with bright plastic Ikea chairs; Crasset’s Evolute maple veneer pendant lights for Danese Milano hang above.
The Parisian flat that American-born architect Michael Herrman shares with his wife, Cécile, and their 2-year-old daughter, Rose, maintains much of its 1790s charm. Hermann opened it up with a Le Corbusier influence (including a remarkable glass-and-steel catwalk), but kept the original beams. The family stis at a Pont table by Ligne Roset; the Carmo sofa is by Anders Nørgaard for BoConcept.