Small Parisian studio apartment
A renovation of a small Parisian studio apartment focuses on a the relationship of different light qualities within the space, employing binary sources of artificial illumination. French firm Betillon- Dorval-Bory used an incisive, scientific approach to light within the built form, using a range of indices to evaluate specific moments of color and spectral distribution. Given the technical considerations of the project, lighting with alternately low or high CRI is composed according to the program- the kitchen and living room required color distinguishing illumination, while the bed and shower merely require monochromatic light. The bipolarity of the light quality helps shape the space, instead dictating use, circulation and paths of movement free of a plan and following the logic of composition generated by light.