Parisian architect Pascal Grasso
has installed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of
Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.
The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic
view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower.
The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen
covering the central cooking area.
Coloured LED lighting is placed between the metal skin and the glass
White Corian furniture populates the dining room.
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.
The restaurant takes its name, Nomiya, from a very small restaurant in
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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.
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.
This construction is composed by a glass volume, covered by a metallic
skin on its central part.
The dining area, entirely made of glass, is looking at the Seine and the
The central part (cooking aera) is covered by a punched made-to-measure
sheet metal. The perforations represent an aurora borealis drawing.
The lightning system is put between the glass and the metallic skins.
Composed by lines of leds, it emphasizes the drawing of the facade and
changes its colors, like a real aurora borealis.
The interior design is minimalist, with a white Corian furniture and a
grey wooden floor.
Above the dinner table, suspended leds extend the sparkling of the city.
Architect : Pascal Grasso
Artist associated : Laurent Grasso
Structure / facade engineer : ARCORA
Client: Palais de Tokyo / Electrolux