’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. 

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, parisan 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

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, parisdetail view of the metal skinimage © luc boegly

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, parisstair views show the chocolate forms interacting with the tectonic palette image © luc boegly

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, paristhe optical effect of the tubesimage © luc boegly

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, pariswindow view out to the street image © luc boegly

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, parislight reflecting interiors image © luc boegly

x tu architects: boutique patrick roger, parisexterior view of the workshop and boutique image © luc boegly