PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE ARCHITECTURALE SOUS TOUTES SES FORMES

PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE ARCHITECTURALE SOUS TOUTES SES FORMES

The Architecture of Seduction

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2007

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“Presenting a critical and theoretical dimension to retail design, Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces links the ideas behind it to real practice in this innovative and important contribution to architectural/interior theory literature.

Retail structure has been subject to a dramatic and ongoing transformation over the past thirty years, materializing in the emergence of large-scale out-of-town shopping centres and new specialized shops in city centres. These specialized boutiques are highly designed, involving well-known architectural firms such as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, David Chipperfield, Herzog + de Meuron amongst others.

With case studies and over 100 black and white images, David Vernet and Leontine de Wit set forth original and well-grounded theory to accompany this popular and lucrative area of work.


In collaboration with Leontine de Wit, for the department “Interior & theory” of the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft (the Netherlands).

Vivienne Westwood “Sex” in London / 1971
Flos showroom in Milano / 1976 / ©Achille Castiglioni
Oki-ni shop in London / 2001 / ©6a
boutique Jos. Hermanns in Cologne / 1886
Camper Walk in Progress / 2000 / ©Marti Guixé