Contre-espace is a minimalist interior located in Paris, France, designed by Pascal Grasso. The owner of two neighboring apartments in an excellent 1970s building with a view over the Eiffel Tower wanted to combine the spaces, and asked Pascal Grasso Architectures to renovate the entire surface and also provide a suggested layout. Pascal Grasso conceived the project with a structuring central element: a black monolith that integrates service areas. This forceful option was an opportunity to create a functional and symbolic object to separate night and day areas. Covered with black lacquered glass panels, it provides stunning reflections with new perspectives to the outside while also blurring perceptions inside.