Elizabeth de Portzamparc
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- Renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio examines in great detail the work of this unique practitioner, and captures the wholly original approach of Elizabeth de Portzamparc throughout her long career, and the far-reaching influences upon international contemporary discourse across architecture, art, and design
- Elizabeth de Portzamparc's most signifcant projects are featured, divided into urban planning, architecture and design themes
- The book includes a separate chapter written specifically by the architect revealing her design process, with beautiful images of her furniture, jewellery and sundry objects, and lighting projects
- Key projects featured in this book: a wide range of housing projects; many urban planning works, such as the seafront extension in Monaco and an eco-neighbourhood; mixed-use tower buildings and 5-star hotels; plus a section on interior architecture for national museums, major business headquarters, and international embassies
Full DescriptionFrench-Brazilian Elizabeth de Portzamparc designs buildings that serve as architectural symbols and powerful urban landmarks, which skillfully structure and inhabit the places where they are built. With characteristic innovation and through her dual sociological and architectural approach, Elizabeth de Portzamparc combines the requirements of the social, urban, and ecological scope with construction of optimal forms, a coherent approach that is legible on every scale of her work. This monograph is a collector's volume within IMAGES' renowned Leading Architects series, and showcases the extraordinary award-winning designs of this brilliant Paris-based architect. Lavish full-color photography and intricate, detailed drawings help to illuminate her process and international achievements across a wide range, including architecture, interiors and urban planning projects, as well as design objects, museography, and scenographic works.