Hermann & Valentiny and Partners

Ingeborg Flagge (ed.)

23 x 29 cm
144 pages, approx. 130 col. and 10 b/w
ISBN 978-3-86859-062-3


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With the Luxembourg Pavilion for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, the internationally renowned practice of Hermann & Valentiny und Partner has most impressively demonstrated what a contemporary alliance of architecture and art looks like. Its striking design for a “house and garden” combines tradition and modernity and takes up, in many diverse references, the topic of Luxembourg as perceived by insiders and outsiders, though it always remains possible to experience it directly and sensually. Numerous drawings, plans and photographs document the entire creative process of the pavilion. An interview with Francois Valentiny provides insight into the background of the design, essays by Ingeborg Flagge and Matthias Alexander place the building in a historical and architectural theory context. The book provides a comprehensive picture of this surprising symbiosis of traditional Luxembourg building and the conditions of the Chinese site.



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