Parisian architect Pascal Grasso has recently completed his project of called ‘Nomiya’, which is a restaurant temporary set on the roof of ‘Le Palais de Tokyo‘ museum in Paris. ‘Nomiya’ is some kind of a small private restaurant with a panoramic view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower.
Last year the museum installed a temporary hotel room/cell structure called ‘Everland‘.
The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen covering the central cooking area. Colored LED lighting is placed between the metal skin and the glass core.
The 18 meter-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.
Photos are by Nicolas Dorval-Bory.
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‘The art center ‘Le Palais de Tokyo’ asked us to imagine a temporary 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 Eiffel tower.
The central part (cooking area) 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