jakob + macfarlane: georges
occupying the sixth floor of the centre georges pompidou is ‘georges’, a restaurant space
designed by french architects jakob & macfarlane that opens up to a spacious outdoor terrace.
consisting of multiple, formless volumes, the project introduces a new typology or background
presence to the space, resulting in a landscape of both interior and exterior conditions.
working with the floor as a flexible plane, the surface was deformed as if a series of volumes
have been inserted beneath its ‘skin’. the hollowed out structures accommodate a variety of
programs including a kitchen, bar, coat check and private reception room and are formed
and positioned to suit the individual functions. defining and organizing the restaurant’s space,
the volumes serve as physical interventions that also provide a dynamic backdrop to the interior.