Eating in a restaurant like dining at home? A bet held for the teams of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects - ATTA - who are transforming a former wine warehouse in the 11th district of the capital into a friendly inn where customers gather around a large table in a rustic and comfortable setting.

On the street, a sober building with a white plaster facade and a two-sided roof arouses our curiosity thanks to its numerous openings framing a restaurant in fifty shades of red. Welcome to the "Maison", a new flagship establishment in the 11th arrondissement!

The 298 square meter project is spread over two levels, the second of which, on the mezzanine level under the eaves, offers views of the first. The set is covered with 22 hexagonal pieces in terracotta, handcrafted in France and in terracotta tones as warm as they are trendy. A use of the tomette which gives the old typically Parisian workshop a rustic aspect in which one immediately feels at ease, as on the occasion of a dinner at grandma's.

Intended for reception, the ground floor has a majestic terracotta staircase leading to a unique table preceding an open counter behind which is the brigade of Japanese chef Sota Atsumi, former Clown Bar and baron fusion cuisine. An atypical space looking like a New York loft, warmed by ceramic cladding, exposed beams on the ceiling and an overhead opening illuminating the XNUMX or so food-loving guests.

A warm place off the beaten track.

To learn more, visit Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects website

Photos: Takuji Shimmura

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