Nomiya: Temporary Restaurant / Pascal and Laurent Grasso

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Architect: Pascal Grasso
Location : Palais de Tokyo, ,
Artist : Laurent Grasso
Client: Palais de Tokyo / Electrolux
Structure / facade engineer : ARCORA
Project Area: 63 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photograph: Kleinefenn

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Nomiya is an artistic project by Laurent Grasso with the collaboration of the architect Pascal Grasso.

This is a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. The restaurant takes its name, Nomiya, from a very small restaurant in Japan.

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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. 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. Coloured LED lighting is placed between the metal skin and the glass core. White Corian furniture populates the dining room.

Cite: "Nomiya: Temporary Restaurant / Pascal and Laurent Grasso" 06 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=37060>
  • alex

    several years ago.i has saw this design.it’s just a briliant idea at that time.
    now,i saw this design is standing in front of me vivid.so excited.
    mutiple using for the travlers,designer,kid……
    maybe it could help you to make a different to see the world.
    or supply a different view from your regular life.

  • SANA

    I FELT IT TO BE A VERY DISTURBING INTERVENTION. IT IS CREATING IMBALANCE IN THE EXISTING FABRIC. THE FACT THAT IT IS TEMPORARY IS VERY RELIEVING.OTHER WISE THE IDEA THAT ITS A TEMPORARY TRANSPORTABLE SPACE AND THE VIEW IT HAS ACHIEVED SEEMS TO BE THE MAIN DESIGN CONCERN I GUESS

    • troy

      Don’t yell.

    • evas

      hey i agree with you. its really disturbing in terms of the view and how it intervents. but the good thing about this transportable and temporary restaurant is that it didnt destroy any main building structure or function.

      Just my 2cents

  • Mie

    Co wogóle jest???!!! Nie pasuje do miejsca, nie jest nawet ładne…Żenada….!

    • john

      ty polaczek tu sie pisze po angielsku, spispszaj na onet

      • jurasoo

        A Ty johnie pseudopolaczku się wyrażaj. Na archdaily widzę opinie w różnych językach. A jak masz przekonania: “jeden naród, jeden kraj, jeden język” to sam spiepszaj.

  • Artan

    At first look, simple, very nice. Looks like a “container” of space that you place wherever the view fits your taste. One of the pictures shows some AC units below the box. Hope those are for the museum and not for the portable dinning room.
    Bravo les architectes.

  • sky

    boring…

  • http://twitter.com/zerovski/status/4679364499 Miguel Ângelo

    http://tinyurl.com/yauwp95 Sad that it’s only temporary… #arch #arq

  • arnold

    it’s architectural performans …….with Electrolux smell :-)

  • Squidly

    How do you access it? Its a nice box, but as a solution of how to provide a small dining room i don’t think its that successful. Why is the dining area treated just as the “kitchen” (minus the lights)? It might have been interesting to have the kitchen plug into the dining space, and treat them differently.

  • sum

    very simple and lovely

  • alejandro

    so french

  • oscar falcón lara

    Awesome idea, boxy and transportable, that is always good. Great.

  • chalukyan

    instead of rectangular you could have used y and v shape

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  • Semyon

    A hard copy of HdM’s Tate, one way to look at it.

  • http://www.beautylabny.com/blog beauty call

    We love this idea. Who knew pop up would go gourmet?

    check out our post: http://www.beautylabny.com/blog/2009/10/23/pop-up-parisian-dining/

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