Architect Jean-Paul Lubliner, Stairway to Heaven, Bio House in Paris
Jean-Paul Lubliner is a larger-than-life Parisian character; funny, quirky, bohemian, highly intelligent and opinionated in a way that completely charms rather than overwhelms. And Lubliner is as colourful in his career as he is in character – back in 1980 he founded Radio Arlequin then was involved in the launch of the cult radio station Radio Nova. In the late 80s he launched San Noms magazine, a predecessor of the very hip Citizen K, an international fashion, design and lifestyle magazine. By 1999, Lubliner was breaking more new creative ground with a book of his photography work ‘Tour Eiffel’ – inspired by a giant illuminated sign on the Eiffel Tower in Paris which counted down the days to the new millennium. Jean-Paul Lubliner was out with his camera every day, photographing Paris life as it unfolded before him. The result was his award-winning book.
The architecture from Jean-Paul Lubliner isn’t just the outstanding design. It’s the attention to eco details: bio light therapy shower, transparent floor.
Jean-Paul Lubliner isn’t one to rest on his laurels and it’s his architecture that’s making waves of late. An accomplished and highly unique architect with various project under his proverbial belt, Lubliner’s crown jewel has to be the eco house he designed in the heart of Montmartre, Paris known as the Starway to Heaven, and for good reason. Sitting in the minimalist living room, one can enjoy surely one of the best views from a house in Paris that spans the skyline and taking in the Eiffel Tower Lubliner immortalised in his aforementioned book. But what makes Lubliner’s architecture so different isn’t just the outstanding design or the 360° panorama views of both Paris and the Sacré Coeur – it’s the attention to eco details such as solar power energy, bio light therapy shower, transparent floor and ceilings that bring together the outdoor and indoor levels, the spa equipped by ozone system from Ozonex… The research in creating this unique bio house took two years and the actual renovation a staggering three years and the results speak for themselves. Lubliner spoke to Creative Mapping about the unique architecture behind his Starway to Heaven house: