jouin manku studio: mandarin oriental hotel
jouin manku studio: mandarin oriental hotel jouin manku studio: mandarin oriental hotel
jul 31, 2011

jouin manku studio: mandarin oriental hotel

‘mandarin oriental hotel’ by jouin manku studio in collaboration with patrick jouin ID located in paris, france images © hélène hilaire


the result of a collaboration between paris based jouin manku studio and patrick jouin ID, the ‘mandarin oriental hotel‘ located in paris, france has recently opened to the public. sited within the heart of the city, this venue provides two restaurants, a bar, cake shop, and gardens of diverse atmospheres. vegetated spaces lead guests into a light filled dining space scented with camellias to blend the interior and exterior boundary. the deliberate surfacing of columns and circulation areas with wood veneer evokes imagery of garden trees and pathways. a distinctive fabrication for this project, the table and chairs’ legs mimic wooded plantings growing from the earth.

large glass doors allow the scent of camellias to fill the dining space


(left) surface application of wood veneer evokes a garden pathway with trees (right) legs of wood tables mimic garden elements


(left) gift shop with recessed display spaces (right) wood veneer wraps the case


(left) corridor (right) the bathrooms textures wall treatment creates a continuous space


wall surface treatment creates a fish scale effect



a second restaurant conceptually represents a cocoon, intending to create an inward focus and cozy atmosphere. white fabric encapsulates the entire interior including the ceiling, walls, tables and chairs. shadows cast by pleats and folds adds dimension and definition to the monochromatic color scheme.

cozy corner table within ‘le sur mesure’


dining space


(left) cove lighting provides a luminous glow against the white fabric (right) folds and pleats generate delicate effects with light and shadow


fabric surfaces the ceiling, walls, tables and chairs


focal marble sculpture within ‘le bar 8’


(left) bar in ‘le jardin’ (right) seating within the garden space


warm colors and large openings blur the boundaries of the interior and exterior spaces


lighting similar to stars in the sky creates a secluded atmosphere

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