BFV transforms a former concrete boiler room in France into a residential and office building


The BFV architectes design studio has transformed an old boiler room in Lyon into a residential building with additional offices. preserving the pre-existing central structure and adding new wooden elements, the project highlights the rationality of the 20th century concrete architecture, while breathing new life into the abandoned establishment with a new use.
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With the intention of bringing out the simple and intelligible volumetry of the boiler room, the renovation of BFV preserves and fills the existing but empty space of 30 dwellings on four different floors. Apart from the awning and other recently added elements (such as stairs and elevator etc.) which were removed, the main layout and structure of the building was not changed. as a result, the new design retains the spirit of the old construction and goes beyond simply reconstructing the missing or damaged elements, adding them as distinct wood details and bringing a touch of freshness to the project.

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project information:

Last name: antique boiler room in lyon

architecture office: BFV architects

location: Lyon, France

surface: 1209 m²

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom


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