Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors / Frederic Edelmann, Ian Luna, Rafael Magrou and Mohsen Mostafavi

“In the more recent past, it is the architecture of minimalism that has provided the most explicit and significant contribution to the reciprocal relationship between fashion and architecture. In many ways the abstraction and literal emptiness of minimalism has been the ideal setting for the valorization of fashion–a technique not dissimilar in its impact to the exotic settings of nineteenth-century department stores, both ultimately leading to the construction of desire…We are now at a period when the luxury retail store has become a crucial forum for architecture. A previously off-limits relationship has now found mutually beneficial common ground. Through the realization of numerous projects, the Architecture Department at Louis Vuitton has been involved in establishing this new territory, and continues to pursue the exploration of architecture in a continually changing present.”–Mohsen Mostafavi


006 Author and Architects’ Biographies
008 Foreword by Moshen Mostafavi
009 Projects

010 Japan

070 A Conversation with Jun Aoki and Mohsen Mostafavi

072 Asia-Pacific
118 A Conversation with Peter Marino and Mohsen Mostafavi
120 United States

140 A Conversation with David McNulty and Mohsen Mostafavi
142 Europe

190 A Conversation with Christian de Portzamparc and Frederic Edelmann

192 Headquarters Buildings
212 A Conversation with Christian Reyne and Rafael Magrou
214 Industrial Buildings
240 Codes: Skins, Facades and Signage
242 Louis Vuitton–Architecture, Fashion, and Fabrication Essay by Mohsen Mostafavi
246 Skins
248 Facades
264 Signage
268 Project Credits
271 Illustration Credits

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847836525
ISBN-13: 978-0847836529

Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors / Frederic Edelmann, Ian Luna, Rafael Magrou and Mohsen Mostafavi" 03 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=172766>
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