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Les Grandes Tables de L'île, Paris

11/24/2011

Les Grandes Tables de L’île on the outskirts of Pris could be mistaken for a greenhouse – or even a house still under construction, but it is actually a bar/restaurant conceived as a temporary meeting place while Jean Nouvel completes a museum project in the area. The restaurant is housed in a large timber ‘container’ suspended in a scaffolding frame that doubles as an events space.

The interior takes its cue from the restaurant’s temporary nature and uses simple building materials like wood in its crude form for both walls and floors, while playing with the positioning of windows and capitalising on the view it gets over the area. The restaurant will stay open for a total of two years before the entire structure is dismantled and removed, leaving the site practically untouched. Images via Wallpaper.

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