États-Unis – San Francisco
San Francisco-based architecture firm OPA has once again made a name for itself with the “Eyrie” project. Architects Zoë Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak, who specialise in designs that impact perceptions and emotions, rethink the home office environment. Here, they create a physical and psychological space installed on the roof, for a panoramic, clear and detached view of this California City. “It’s a place to get some distance, a retreat from the city and home, a space dedicated to work and study,” the architects explain. “It cantilevers over a four-storey drop.
The exposure is extreme, but the protection is finely tuned, favouring that rare atmosphere of observation and reflection.” The entire ceiling is lit by daylight, like a solar and celestial dome open to the sky. The diffusion and quality of the light thus change continuously. At the heart of the space, a large desk and deckchair lounge occupy the entire leading edge, with a lounge area and imposing library in the background. The direct visual connection with the expansive view reinforces this sensation of immersion in the air, as if suspended above the world.