Published: June 2018
Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public buildings, service buildings, as well as collective and individual housing; it also specialises in logistics and transport, supermarkets, and high-end retail. The office has played an important role in carrying out important urban planning studies, and excels in the fields of sustainable development and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This beautifully presented book serves to highlight the incredible output of this world-leader in architecture and design. Internationally renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio writes an insightful essay on the variety and intelligence that these architects bring to their work. Jodidio engages with the directorship directly, illuminating on their visionary practice, their unique ethos, and the plans for the future under the new generation at the helm. The pages within this latest compendium of IMAGES' Leading Architects series showcases full-colour photographs and detailed plans and diagrams detailing the firm's most compelling works, including the Luxembourg City airport terminals, the Hotel Grimentz in the Swiss Alps, the 1500-seat concert hall for the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and the extension for the European Court of Justice, among many others. While remaining true to its original philosophy, the office has been successful in numerous competitions and has won significant prizes and international acclaim.
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