Nomiya temporary restaurant by Pascal Grasso

| 24 comments

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 33sq

Parisian architect Pascal Grasso has installed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 27

The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 15

The restaurant comprises a glass cabin and a perforated metal screen covering the central cooking area.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 31sq

Coloured LED lighting is placed between the metal skin and the glass core.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 22

White Corian furniture populates the dining room.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 8

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.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 9

The restaurant takes its name, Nomiya, from a very small restaurant in Japan.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 11

Photos are by Nicolas Dorval-Bory.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 12

Photos are by Nicolas Dorval-Bory. Here's more from Pascal Grasso:

--

Nomiya : Temporary restaurant on the roof of the « Palais de Tokyo » museum

The art center « Le Palais de Tokyo » asked us to imagine a temporay 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.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 6

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.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 7

This construction is composed by a glass volume, covered by a metallic skin on its central part.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 10

The dining area, entirely made of glass, is looking at the Seine and the Eiffel tower.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 14

The central part (cooking aera) is covered by a punched made-to-measure sheet metal. The perforations represent an aurora borealis drawing.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 17

The lightning system is put between the glass and the metallic skins.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 21

Composed by lines of leds, it emphasizes the drawing of the facade and changes its colors, like a real aurora borealis.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 29

The interior design is minimalist, with a white Corian furniture and a grey wooden floor.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 18

Above the dinner table, suspended leds extend the sparkling of the city.

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 28

Architect : Pascal Grasso

Artist associated : Laurent Grasso
Structure / facade engineer : ARCORA
Client: Palais de Tokyo / Electrolux

Momiya by Pascal Grasso 24

| 24 comments

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 12:05 am by Brad Turner. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Alexander

    Fantastic

  • http://francoisbeydoun.blogspot.com Francois Beydoun

    The idea in itself is amazing, it goes very well for Paris it’s a city with many events!

    Concerning the structure of this temporary restaurant, it’s very beautiful at night, but, I will not say the same thing when it’s daylight, especially when viewed from below, because it looks like an elegant “container…”.

    PS: a restaurant for twelve people they must be for the elite (after all this preparation) and especially with a panoramic view of beautiful Paris… After all why not!

    Francois Beydoun

  • Daniel

    Just beautiful! Lovely!

  • simonstar

    NICE!!!

    I just couldn`t decide which image should I have on my desktop.
    I LOOK PARIS :) !

  • modular

    wow… wicked! I dig it.. at least at night. I don’t know, but during the day it seems that “something is wrong”, yet I believe that this will grown on me during the next few days.

  • http://arsitekbali.blogspot.com Ananda Dimitri

    nice experiment

  • Reinhard04

    i love it

  • http://www.saimanmiah.com Saiman

    Absolutly WILD!!!! Amazing details and works so well.

  • http://blog.tropicalismo360.com amonle

    I hope the wind doesn’t blow too hard … but simple and stunning!

  • http://www.session23design.com Michael

    Take that sustainability! What a fantastic view! Nothing like showcasing yourself having a great time where people can’t join ya.

  • http://www.micro-architects.com Ninian

    Wow!! That’s a great spot to have lunch…

  • contaminazioni

    They already did an hotel room like that… in the same location… maybe the same designer as well, i can t remember.

  • http://nad0rp.deviantart.com/ Alex Prodan

    nice and simple…
    i’d like to see more things like this…

  • http://dudye.com DUDYE

    Nice view, La tour Eiffel!

  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    I do like it, but for so stunning a view and so exclusive a location, I would have preferred more elegant seating…

  • http://beck-and-martin martinbeck3

    …and movable!!! I want it for my home.Perfect.

  • cornelius

    It seems to be a new trend to put small buildings on this roof:

    http://www.everland.ch/content/photos/slideshow/3.jpg

    Hotel Everland by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann from switzerland.

  • ernesto

    how long will it stay?

  • Guido Lamachina

    it will be in place for a year (till june 10).
    The project is a collaboration with the architect’s brother, the artist Laurent Grasso.
    And was sponsored by Electrolux.
    The culinary idea is A new menu per day for a year. The chef is Gilles Stassard who has a long experience of mixing art and cuisine.
    If you want to book a diner, the best is to have a look on : http://www.art-home-electrolux.com

  • OG

    @Francois Beydoun

    not to be rude but you are making comments to every single post on this site. for me you come across as a bit pretentious and also.. you don’t need to sign all your comments since your name is already clearly viewable on top.

    and regarding the restaurant; the view and where it is located makes it very special but apart from that, just ok.

  • http://bitacoradeunacasa.blogspot.com/ ivan

    tremendo

  • Escala

    Interesting and really simple on his disgn where the respect of the space looks to be really clear and strong

  • smita

    gorgeous!! what an amazing idea and so simply BOLD

  • Katrin Fridriks

    JUST LUV IT, une idée de génie ;) grand plaisir