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A wall with curved surfaces was designed to softly wrap around the space on the ground and 1st floor of the existing building of the 18th century. Pierce this wall of the space for sell the cheese on ground floor and the space for eat the cheese on the 1st floor in the existing building, it integrally changes to the space like the cave of the cheese.
Architect: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
Project: Salon du Fromage
Location: Paris 1st District, France
Program: Restaurant, Boutique
Direct Order: October 2008
Completion: December 2010
Built Surface: 73 m²
Structure: Bollinger und Grohmann
Photogrpher: Mr. Koichi Hirose and Mr. Hiroki Tagma
Software used: 3DS MAX, Rhinoceos and Photoshop for the 3Dimages, and Autocad for drawing the plan
In the very narrow space of the ground floor, refrigerated display units with different diameter and heights cylindrical, according to each 350 cheese, are placed like customers can walk around to appreciate cheese in this space. Customers select and taste anxious cheese and they can find and savor them in the space.
Pass through a wall with curved surfaces and go up the stairs, there is a restaurant on 1st floor. Freely create open kitchen area to suit various application by various cube kitchen table. The space is furnished with tables and chairs and customers can select wines while enjoying a raclette or a cheese fondue. The restaurant with an open kitchen has been design to host various events such as cheese seminars, wine classes or cooking classes.
Kotaro HORIUCHI established his own firm, kotaro horiuchi architecture in Tokyo, Nagoya and Paris in 2009, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as : DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (France), Mecanoo Architecten (The Netherlands), and PPAG – Popelka Poduschka Architekten (Austria). He manages offices in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Paris. As an up-coming young new generation architect. Kotaro HORIUCHI works on multiple projects around the world. His projects include both new construction and renovations of residentials, retails, offices, public housings, hotel, and spas.