Heavy refurbishment consisting of artist Sara Naim's studio, private gallery and archives as well as the standard constituents of a home: a living room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and bathrooms; located in a post-war late modernist building facing the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in the XIXth arrondissement of Paris.

BOTZARIS was designed as an extension of Brian O’Doherty’s white cube theory beyond the single realm of the art gallery.

The white-cubeness of the gallery space at the center of the apartment leaks out and contaminates all other rooms.

Project designed by Ariel Claudet & Sara Naim, Déchelette Architecture produced the drawing set and followed up the construction
All pictures by Cyrille Lalement
All sketches by Ariel Claudet