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Restaurant Yoshinori / Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG

  • 05:00 - 22 March, 2018
Restaurant Yoshinori / Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG
Restaurant Yoshinori / Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG, © David Cousin-Marcy
© David Cousin-Marcy

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  • Architects

  • Location

    18 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris, France
  • Lead Architects

    Alia Bengana, Bianca Patroni-Griffi
  • Project Team

    Marta Martins, Siyu Shi
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© David Cousin-Marcy
© David Cousin-Marcy

Text description provided by the architects. YOSHINORI is a gourmet restaurant located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés just a stone’s throw away from Odéon. The space consists of two floors, a ground floor, and a basement. It is characteristic of the neighborhood in which it is located and has a stone and wooden structure, visible wooden beams on the ground floor, and vaulted stone cellars in the basement. Yoshinori Morie is a Japanese chef who makes gourmet French cuisine while bringing to his dishes a balance of flavors, presentation, and technique that are very characteristic of his background.

© David Cousin-Marcy
© David Cousin-Marcy
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© David Cousin-Marcy

Our vision was to interpret this cultural blending in the conception of the restaurant without proposing a Japanese-inspired space. We researched an element specific to the Japanese aesthetic culture: the art of wooden screen panels. This traditional Japanese handiwork is based on the repetition of a triangular pattern in which motifs are sometimes inserted, which also communicate meanings and wishes. We then made this pattern the central theme of the restaurant’s interior design: it appears on the walls of the ground floor, it becomes transparent in the stairway railing, and it changes scale and shape-transforming itself into a diamond motif for the openwork screens and the glasswork of the semi-open kitchen.

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© David Cousin-Marcy
Section B
Section B
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© David Cousin-Marcy

The screens are given a modern update thanks to digital cutting on lightly bleached MDF oak-plated panels. All of the openwork screens, such as the railing and the glasswork in the kitchen and basement, have been inserted into a steel structure that we opted to oxidize in order to highlight the raw material, which contrasts with the wood’s lacelike quality, another allusion to Yoshinori’s cuisine.

© David Cousin-Marcy
© David Cousin-Marcy

Major construction was carried out to remodel the existing space. There were many demands that had to be met in a space that only measures 70 m², which was a former pizzeria. We had to find places for the kitchen equipment, storage, carts, refrigerated wine rack, and of course the tables and seats. The openwork screens, the cornerstone of our project, were crucial in allowing us to define spaces and protect passageways and entrances, creating a feeling of intimacy in every corner of the restaurant.

© David Cousin-Marcy
© David Cousin-Marcy

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Cite: "Restaurant Yoshinori / Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG" 22 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/890938/restaurant-yoshinori-alia-bengana-architecte-dplg-plus-atelier-bepg-sasu-darchitecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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