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

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, paris

’boutique patrick roger’ by XTU architects, paris, franceimage © luc boegly




XTU 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 spaceimage © luc boegly

detail view of the metal skinimage © luc boegly

stair views show the chocolate forms interacting with the tectonic palette image © luc boegly

the optical effect of the tubesimage © 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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