The wooden structure stands proud in the middle of this residential district in the 19th arrondissement. An urbanist and architect, Pia Leweller worked with the JAVA architectural practice to bring her first creation to life. Just like her neighbourhood, where a wide variety of atmospheres and contrasting urban scales come together, this young woman enjoys mixing different ambiances. From the wilfully austere, thanks to the use of rough concrete. Yet this comes with a soft edge through the use of natural materials and objects with polished shapes. Continuously bathed in a generous light, the different spaces enjoy an ongoing dialogue. Everything is perfectly transparent. It’s impossible not to feel a certain frisson when you see the delicate dividers of Pia Leweller’s home slide open. As if it were a new show each time. In front of our eyes, an artist’s studio is unveiled with the paint still drying. A garden. And then a living room where absolute calm is the order of the day. You breathe out, faced with a ceiling height that makes your head spin. We’re not used to spaces like these, and our minds wander as we make our way along the stairs that conclude our all-too-brief visit. A return to reality and the scents of spring on the bracing air of the surrounding parks.