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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton


GEHRY. Roccati, Anne-Line. Fondation Louis Vuitton

Cl. Flammarion. 2014

Book ID: 96349

This volume recounts the story of an architectural, environmental, and technological adventure. It details the challenges posed by creating the newest addition to the Parisian skylineÑa building that was conceived by Frank Gehry as the Fondation Louis VuittonÕs premier work of art. Inspired by the new cultural institution, the bookÕs carefully sequenced chapters reflect each episode in the series of challenges that arose. A work of reference on the process of designing and building the Fondation, the book offers solutions for architecture professionals while simultaneously remaining accessible and pertinent to the general reader. Featuring interviews with leading architects such as Frank Gehry and Paul Chemetov, technical explanations by the engineers who designed the building, historical essays, and a flash code to additional online content, the book also includes a diverse range of illustrationsÑfrom the Jardin dÕAcclimationÕs archival drawings, to ground plans, elevations, spectacular views of the construction site, and 3-D simulations, as well as formal portraits of the construction workers by Charles FrŽger. Together, the rich ensemble of elements demonstrates the vibrant atmosphere of this creative laboratory. The volume unveils itself little by little, just like Frank GehryÕs edifice itself, revealing surprise after surprise in accordance with an unwavering, strong, and coherence design principle.

296 pp.