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4 Projects in Paris by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

 

Salon du Fromage, Paris / kotaro horiuchi architecture

4 Projects in Paris by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

1. salon du fromage
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.

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 in remaining portion of open kitchen area 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, then give each different expression for the space.Into the cheese and people, they give crowded space. In the back space with cheese ripening space also support as cooking preparation space and break space for employees, and expansion space of cooking class.

salon du fromage
paris, france
direct order : october 2008
completion : december 2010

location : paris 1st district, france
program : restaurant, boutique
built surface : 73 m²
architect : kotaro horiuchi architecture
structure : Bollinger und Grohmann

chaise pliante / kotaro horiuchi architecture

2. chaise pliante

The chair was designed for the “Salon du Fromage”. This may look generic but it is exclusive, one off chair which is extremely thin and delicate, such as simple bent paper. This delicate chair came to the creation by using a glass fiber.

Material : fiberglass
Color : white, black
Dimensions : chair / 45cm x 45cm x 90cm – 3mm
Design : kotaro horiuchi architecture

table pliante / kotaro horiuchi architecture

3. table pliante

The table was designed for the “Salon du Fromage”. This may look generic but it is exclusive, one off table which is extremely thin and delicate, such as simple bent paper. This delicate table came to the creation by using a glass fiber. There are holes with different sizes on the plate of table which can be utilized to put things like a wine glass and plante by size .

Material : fiberglass
Color : white, black
Dimensions : chair / 45cm x 45cm x 90cm – 3mm
Design : kotaro horiuchi architecture

lumière coupée / kotaro horiuchi architecture

4. lumière coupée

The lighting was designed for the “Salon du Fromage”. A cube is hollowed out by several-sized circles, and the particles of light shine on surrounding. When several lighting are used,  the particles of light lapped over make spaces changing dramatically.  The corian used as material realizes the form without joints. When light is turned on, this white milk – surface changes. It feels of a material and aspect.

Material : Corian®(composite of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate)
Color : white, black
Dimensions : 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm, 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm, 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm
Design : kotaro horiuchi architecture

Salon du Fromage, Paris / kotaro horiuchi architecture