Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint-Germain, Paris

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Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint-Germain, Paris

Commercial Interior Development, Paris, France – design by Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG

3 Jun 2018

Yoshinori Restaurant

Architects: Alia Bengana + Atelier BEPG

Location: Paris, France

Yoshinori Restaurant

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

Yoshinori is a gourmet restaurant located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés just a stone’s throw away from Odéon.

The space consists of two floors, a ground floor and a basement. It is characteristic of the neighborhood in which it is located and has a stone and wooden structure, visible wooden beams on the ground floor, and vaulted stone cellars in the basement.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

Yoshinori Morie is a Japanese chef who makes gourmet French cuisine while bringing to his dishes a balance of flavors, presentation, and technique that are very characteristic of his background.

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The vision of the architects was to interpret this cultural blending in the conception of the restaurant.

They researched an element specific to the Japanese aesthetic culture: the art of wooden screen panels.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

This traditional Japanese handwork is based on the repetition of a triangular pattern in which motifs are sometimes inserted, which also communicate meanings and wishes.

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They then made this pattern the central theme of the restaurant’s interior design: it appears on the walls of the ground floor, it becomes transparent in the stairway railing, and it changes scale and shape transforming itself into a diamond motif for the openwork screens and the glasswork of the semi-open kitchen.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

The screens are given a modern update thanks to digital cutting on lightly bleached MDF oak-plated panels.
All of the openwork screens, such as the railing and the glasswork in the kitchen and basement, have been inserted into a steel structure that was oxidized in order to highlight the raw material, which contrasts with the wood’s lacelike quality.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

Major construction was carried out to remodel the existing space.

There were many demands that had to be met in a space that only measures 70 m², which was a former pizzeria.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

There were to find places for the kitchen equipment, storage, carts, a refrigerated wine rack, and, of course, the tables and seats.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

The openwork screens, the cornerstone of the project, were crucial in allowing the architects to define spaces and protect passageways and entrances, creating a feeling of intimacy in every corner of the restaurant.

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Yoshinori Restaurant, Paris- Building Information

Location: Paris, France
Date: September 2017
Surface: 70 sqm
Collaborators: Marta Martins, Siyu Shi

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

About Alia Bengana
From a double Algerian-French culture, European and cosmopolitan, Alia Bengana has architectural and life experience in several different countries. She pays particular attention to context and ecology in her projects, which are of various scale and nature in different places around the world. The quality of landscape integration and more generally, of climate conditions and light, the choice of local materials, and also communication with clients are at the heart of Alia Bengana’s work, whose approach is deeply in line with sustainable development.

About Atelier BEPG
Atelier BEPG is an architecture agency created in Paris by Bianca E. Patroni Griffi, architect of Italian origin. The agency is active in the field of architecture and interior design, commercial and residential spaces.

Based in Paris after a long period of activity in Italy, Bianca Elena Patroni Griffi brings the “know-how” acquired in Italy thanks to various professional experiences and the collaboration with talented artisans. An experience that allows her a thorough knowledge of materials and a particular attention to details. Each project is conceived by the agency as a work of tailoring around the subject and the customer.

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

Yoshinori Restaurant in Saint Germain Paris

Photographs © David Cousin-Marsy

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