Kamis, 05 November 2009
Nomiya by Pascal Grasso
Pascal Grasso designed a 63-sqm temporary restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
If you haven’t yet managed to reserve a table at the Patrick Jouin-designed Jules Verne Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, don’t despair. For the time being, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower from Nomiya, a temporary ‘private’ restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris. As a follow-up to Hotel Everland, designed by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann in 2008, a new volume presently perches atop the Parisian museum. Architect Pascal Grasso’s easy-to-disassemble, transportable structure has a perforated sheet-metal frame and a glazed façade. Interior walls and furnishings are made from Corian. The dimensions of the 12-seat dining venue are 18 x 4 x 3.50 (l x w x h); the entire unit weighs 22 tonnes. Lighting installed between the restaurant’s glass and metallic skins features rows of colour-changing LEDs, which can be programmed to produce breathtaking images that resemble the aurora borealis.