See How This Rooftop Restaurant in Paris Pulls Out All the Design Stops

Such was the case for Parisian architect Franklin Azzi about three years ago. And while Azzi had never teamed up with Houzé in the past, the architect understood that his customer might be trusted. “Guillaume is a huge fan of architects and architecture and has worked with some of the finest, like Rem Koolhaas,” Azzi says. Eventually, Azzi, who “wanted to review the tradition of the department stores by working with artists and artisans,” chosen decorator Pierre Marie.For those familiar with that name, Marie was not such an apparent option, given Azzis preference for rectilinear areas and clean lines. Azzi agrees, including, “I like to think of my architecture as an envelope for the interior.

An appearance at the outside dining area and the sweeping views at Tortuga.
Such was the case for Parisian architect Franklin Azzi about three years earlier. And while Azzi had actually never ever teamed up with Houzé in the past, the designer knew that his customer could be relied on. “Guillaume is a substantial advocate of architects and architecture and has actually worked with some of the finest, like Rem Koolhaas,” Azzi states.
Image: Ambroise TézenasThe fruit of this joint labor is an entirely collapsible glass pavilion, which is house to the just recently opened seafood dining establishment Tortuga. “Guillaume offered me carte balance,” Azzi states of the commission. That extended not just to the structure of the building but likewise to who exactly would spearhead the interiors. Ultimately, Azzi, who “wished to revisit the tradition of the outlet store by working with artists and craftsmen,” selected decorator Pierre Marie.For those knowledgeable about that name, Marie was not such an apparent choice, offered Azzis predilection for tidy lines and rectilinear areas. The designer is understood for his embellished and abundant approach to style, and for bringing with him to each job a sense of overindulgence and dream. Azzi concurs, adding, “I like to consider my architecture as an envelope for the interior. Pierre Maries [spaces] are super-refined and rich. I desired [to have this type of] contrast.” A close-up look at among the watery tapestries..
Photo: Ambroise TézenasBecome an AD PRO MemberBuy now for unrestricted access and all of the advantages that only members get to experience.ArrowMaries short was to warm up the all-glass area and allow for various day-to-night scenarios. That fun truth was all Marie needed to hear to start developing images based on the chefs dreams. The space consists of 6 tapestries that are mounted on rods so that they can be moved to close off the whole area– or pulled back to expose close-by views and natural light.
Image: Ambroise TézenasThe indoor dining area, which likewise includes an outstanding view.
Photo: Ambroise Tézenas.