stephane malka: EP7 restaurant, paris
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may 26, 2013
stephane malka: EP7 restaurant, paris


stephane malka: EP7 restaurant, paris
all images courtesy of stephane malka

 

 

 

french architect and former graffiti artist stephane malka has designed a guinguette typology for paris that synthesizes the mythical dimensions of nature with the ceaseless growth of the urban environment. his EP7 restaurant uses an accretion of raw wood, primed for the organic growth of plant life, to created a lively skin for an urban recreation space. the architect began his career as artistic agent of the urban landscape, using the massive planes of the city to understand the communicative power of the built form. the architecture, in this case, references land art and ties in the intertwined masses of metropolitan paris with the teeming life of the forest. free walls and vegetation arise from the delicately sectioned modules of square timber while expanses of glazing challenge the pixelated envelope. 


a glass curtain wall  is interjected with a swathe of textured timber 


the architect aimed to reference the way that land art manipulates landscapes, albeit in the urban context 


sectioned timber would grow an ever-changing skin 


elevation view shows the full effect of the pixelated wood and glass enclosure 


the earth is reintroduced and recomposed for the urban environment 


diagram of the architectural units shows a spectrum of materials 


diagram of the building system shows the metal and wood skin curtain wall

 

 

 

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

type: restaurant
status: competition
year: 2013
city: paris
client: SEMAPA
budget: € 987,000
team: SMA agent architect, terrell structure and fluid spooms kitchen designers,
sterling quest economists tristan spella digital imaging

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