x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, paris
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may 05, 2013
x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, paris


’boutique patrick roger’ by X-Tu architects, paris, france

image © luc boegly

 

 

 

x-tu architects had the task of manifesting an architectural space that captured the core of chocolatier patrick roger. his edible sculptures

explore the delicious material as a medium of state change. as chocolate changes from solid to liquid and emits a powerful encompassing

aroma, so the architecture materializes the sculptural tubes of confectionary delight. the workshop is characterized by an interior skin of

metal tubes that seek to express the voluptuous taste of chocolate while  abstracting the sinuous form of the stretched delicacy. 

 

 

 

an interior envelope of metal tubes references the chocolate sculptor’s interest in state change while allowing the aroma of the delicacy to pervade the space

image © luc boegly

 

 

detail view of the metal skin

image © luc boegly

 

 

stair views show the chocolate forms interacting with the tectonic palette 

image © luc boegly

 

 

the optical effect of the tubes

image © luc boegly

 

 

window view out to the street 

image © luc boegly

 

 

light reflecting interiors 

image © luc boegly

 

 

exterior view of the workshop and boutique 

image © luc boegly

 

 

 

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