the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Store
  4. France
  5. Rémy MARCIANO architecte
  6. 2017
  7. ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte

ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte

  • 05:00 - 22 October, 2017
ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte
ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Marseille, France
  • Design Team

    Yannick Nobile, Pietro Bellucci, Sarra Bakail
  • Client

    Essentiel, Claire Grolleau, Gilles Caminade
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

Text description provided by the architects. The lifestore Essentiel is first a space experiment, where the vault under “la cathedrale de la major”, has been preserved as it is, without masking the many lives, transformations, works, and especially the patina of time, which accumulated traces that we have enlightened with a warm light to sublimate the matter. Inside, the layout reflects the philosophy of the place; be in harmony with nature, give meaning to the pleasures of eating, of dressing, of being find!

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

To create these ideal conditions, we have imagined a forest that separates the vault and creates a filter between the shop space and the restaurant. The waxed concrete floor refers to a natural material, a mineral that is also found for the treatment of the concrete bar raw and polished stainless steel. In ceiling, the lighting like a starry sky, is made up of bulbs seeming to grow from the ceiling evoking a field of light, a rain of stars, or a chic guinguette! Upstairs, cabins in the trees, muted offices welcome wellness appointments, a beach end also offers us to let go, feet in the sand to a reverie ressourcent.

© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Rémy MARCIANO architecte
Cite: "ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte" 22 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884