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

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“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:Christopher Henry. "Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors / Frederic Edelmann, Ian Luna, Rafael Magrou and Mohsen Mostafavi" 03 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>