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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Salon du Fromage in Paris, France by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

March 30th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

A wall with curved surfaces was designed to softly wrap around the space on the ground and 1st floor of the existing building of the 18th century. Pierce this wall of the space for sell the cheese on ground floor and the space for eat the cheese on the 1st floor in the existing building, it integrally changes to the space like the cave of the cheese.

Boutique View From Entrance Side

  • Architect: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Salon du Fromage
  • Location: Paris 1st District, France
  • Program: Restaurant, Boutique
  • Direct Order: October 2008
  • Completion: December 2010
  • Built Surface: 73 m²
  • Structure: Bollinger und Grohmann
  • Photogrpher: Mr. Koichi Hirose and Mr. Hiroki Tagma
  • Software used: 3DS MAX, Rhinoceos and Photoshop for the 3Dimages, and Autocad for drawing the plan

Restaurant View from Window Side

In the very narrow space of the ground floor, refrigerated display units with different diameter and heights cylindrical, according to each 350 cheese, are placed like customers can  walk around to appreciate cheese in this space. Customers select and taste anxious cheese and they can find and savor them in the space.

Light on Upper Stair and Wall with Curved Surface view from First Floor

Pass through a wall with curved surfaces and go up the stairs, there is a restaurant on 1st floor. Freely create open kitchen area to suit various application by various cube kitchen table. The space is furnished with tables and chairs and customers can select wines while enjoying a raclette or a cheese fondue. The restaurant with an open kitchen has been design to host various events such as cheese seminars, wine classes or cooking classes.

Boutique and Wall with Curved Surface view From Middle of Stair

Kotaro HORIUCHI established his own firm, kotaro horiuchi architecture in Tokyo, Nagoya and Paris in 2009, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as : DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (France), Mecanoo Architecten (The Netherlands), and PPAG – Popelka Poduschka Architekten (Austria). He manages offices in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Paris. As an up-coming young new generation architect. Kotaro HORIUCHI works on multiple projects around the world. His projects include both new construction and renovations of residentials, retails, offices, public housings, hotel, and spas.

Boutique View From Entrance

Light on Upper Stair and Wall with Curved Surface View from First Floor

Stair and Light on Upper Stair and Wall with Curved Surface View from First Floor

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen


Facade and Inside Space

Facade View From North Side


Facade and Inside Space

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Categories: 3dS Max, Autocad, Restaurant, Rhino

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