Friday, July 22, 2011

Nomiya temporary restaurant | Pascal Grasso Last Architecture

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 33sq
Parisian architect Pascal Grasso
has installed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of

Le Palais de Tokyo
museum in Paris.
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The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic
view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower.
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The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen
covering the central cooking area.
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Coloured LED lighting is placed between the metal skin and the glass
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White Corian furniture populates the dining room.
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The 18 metre-long structure was part constructed in the Cherbourg
boatyard in northern France and transported to Paris in two parts, where it
was assembled on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo.
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The restaurant takes its name, Nomiya, from a very small restaurant in
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Photos are by Nicolas
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Photos are by Nicolas
. Here’s more from Pascal Grasso:

Nomiya : Temporary restaurant on the roof of the « Palais de Tokyo »

The art center « Le Palais de Tokyo » asked us to imagine a temporay
piece on the roof of the building. We designed a take-down and easily
transportable module, which is a twelve seats dining room, with a panoramic
view on Paris. Nomiya is the name of the very small restaurant in Japan.
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The structure is 18m long,  4m large, 3.50 m high and weights 22 tonnes.
It has been constructed in the Cherbourg boatyard, in the North of France,
and transported in two pieces by special trunks to Paris, and then set on
the roof of the Museum.
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This construction is composed by a glass volume, covered by a metallic
skin on its central part.
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The dining area, entirely made of glass, is looking at the Seine and the
Eiffel tower.
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The central part (cooking aera) is covered by a punched made-to-measure
sheet metal. The perforations represent an aurora borealis drawing.
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The lightning system is put between the glass and the metallic skins.
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Composed by lines of leds, it emphasizes the drawing of the facade and
changes its colors, like a real aurora borealis.
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The interior design is minimalist, with a white Corian furniture and a
grey wooden floor.
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Above the dinner table, suspended leds extend the sparkling of the city.
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Architect : Pascal Grasso
Artist associated : Laurent Grasso

Structure / facade engineer : ARCORA

Client: Palais de Tokyo / Electrolux
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jhouse | BBLab Arquitectos | Last Architecture

Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
The façade of this house in Valencia by Spanish architects

BBLab Arquitectos
is punctured with a pattern of circular holes.
Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
The garden-facing elevations of Jhouse are glazed from floor to ceiling
on the ground floor.
 Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
An internal iron staircase connecting the ground and first
floors appears solid in profile but has no risers, so it appears lighter
when viewed straight-on.
Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
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Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
Photography is by Ricardo Espinoza.
The following is from the architects:

J HOUSE, a “wrapping” for everyday life.
How to combine an adequate privacy together with a straight relationship
with the outdoor space in a small urban plot? How to enhance the spatial
experience in a reduced residential program?
Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
The building section articulates the public and private areas of the
house. On the one hand, the sunny, open and transparent ground floor
dissolves into the garden, whereas on the other hand a secretive, cagey and
bright first floor introduces a more nuanced interior-exterior relationship.
Here, the desired privacy is achieved by several patios enclosed by
round-shaped lattice walls that allow seeing without being seen, and help to
regulate the intense light of Valencia.
Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
The hanging iron staircase acts as “transitional” device between the two
floors. The spatial layout on both levels seeks to achieve further visual
depth by constructing several interior-exterior sequences.
Jhouse by bblab arquitectos
This is the project of a house characterized by its topological qualities
rather than by its functional ones. The distinct and qualified spaces allow
their residents to enjoy everyday experiences.

Jhouse by bblab arquitectos


(Design, Detailed Design and Site Management)

Ana Bonet Miró

Luca Brunelli

Jhouse by bblab arquitectos


Jean-Baptiste Joye

Carla de Prada

Juan Lobato

Enrique Lopéz (Quantity Surveyor, Site Security and Management)
External Consultants

Structural engineer: Jesús Egea

Services: Maria Ángeles González

Jhouse by bblab arquitectos

Date: 2006 – 2010

Location: Rocaford, Valencia, Spain

Client: J. B. Miró

Gross surface: 353 m2

Building cost: 375.000 €

Characteristics of work: Private residence

Friday, July 1, 2011

Placebo Pharmacy | KLab Architecture | Last Architecture

Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
Greek studio KLab Architecture created
this pharmacy in Athens by wrapping a round facade punctured by Braille
lettering over the existing octagonal building, with plants occupying the
space in between.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
The two levels of the Placebo Pharmacy are linked by a long ramp that
curls round one side of the circular plan.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
A shop and dispensing chemist are housed on the ground floor with offices
and a surgery for visiting practitioners above.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
Bespoke display cabinets in the shop downstairs radiate outwards from a
central cash desk.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
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Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
Photographs are by P. Kokkinias.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
The information below is from the designers:

The design process for this large (600m2) super-local pharmacy forced us
to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo
pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a
cylinder in order to create a spiral which seeks to converse with the rapid
motion on Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
The panels of the façade are perforated using Braille, which both alludes
to the system’s use on pharmaceutical packaging and boosts visibility by
allowing the light to find its way into the interior. The new facade also
protects the interior while acting as a lure for passers-by. Inside, the
product display mirrors the circular frontage, while a ramp up to the upper
level extends the dynamism of the exterior spiral into the interior space.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
The Pharmacy is arranged over two floors, the ground floor being the
primary shop space with the upper mezzanine floor consisting of ancillary
office space used as a temporary surgery for visiting health professionals.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
The pharmacy is arranged in plan in a radial pattern with the main
cashiers desk acting as the focal point. The product displays fan out from
this focal point giving the cashier the ability to view the whole pharmacy
from this central area. The drug dispensary, preparation areas and toilets
are also arranged off this radial pattern. This pattern gives a natural flow
to the space and allows light deep into the center of the plan at all times
throughout the day.
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto
Principal architect: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos

Façade artistic implementation: Xara Marantidou

Design team: Enrique Ramirez, Mark Chapman, Kostis Anagnostakis

Images credit: P. Kokkinias
Placebo Pharmacy by Atelier Tekuto