Collection by Tiffany Chu

The Red House, Paris

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Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still stands -- not as a misplaced residential relic, but as the heart of a Parisian locus of contemporary art.

Founded in 2000 by Antoine de Galbert, an avid art collector, the Maison Rouge (or Red House) encompasses over 21,500…
Two main industrial factory spaces circle the house, dating from 1950 and 1960. (In some parts, we can still see the…
Unbeknownst to many until they reach the end of their journey at the restaurant, this periphery path forms a…
One major move was to break up the floor slabs of all the encircling factory warehouses, in order to create huge…
Paradoxical spaces of the existing site and building are adjacent and can often still be felt today. For example,…
There were definitely challenges to creatively navigate during rehabilitation—for instance, in rendering the glass roof…
Bordered by glass walls and open to the sky, the dining patio sits behind the house and is a natural outlet for the…
It is also the site of a chosen artist's work three times a year. In summertime, the patio installation has a…
This year, Christophe Gonnet graces the outdoor island with a wooden architectural proposition where loungers can seek…
According to the architect's vision, upon entering the Red House, you could forget that you are in Paris, and even get…
Given that most of the light streams down from clerestories in the absence of horizontal views, I certainly felt as if…
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