Founded in 2006, Rafael de Cardenas s firm Architecture at Large was created after a roundabout route to architecture. His experience as a menswear designer at Calvin Klein and a creative director at the special-effects production house Imaginary Forces led him to study architecture and blend his multidisciplinary background to create spaces that are artful and highly conceptual. He is known for his bold and eye-popping projects spanning commercial and residential interiors, art objects and furniture, and pop-ups. With thematically organised chapters dedicated to his most inspirational projects and a decade of his work in vivid detail, this book is a must-have for those interested in modern spaces. From highly sculptural and geometric commercial interiors to the most sophisticated homes in Manhattan, de Cardenas and his firm infuse their work with an energetic spirit that is less about a particular style than about a mood. The book includes stunning photography alongside three insightful essays by some of the leading authorities on style and interior design.
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 298 x 232 mm
"The pool house is a highlight in a book that reveals a designer who embraces idiosyncrasies
. Projects are grouped thematically by vibe, rather than chronologically, with four chapters loosely governed by some favorite films: Dune, Flashdance, The Hunger, and Pee-wee's Big Adventure. 'Every single thing I've ever looked at is a reference, ' Cï¿½rdenas says. 'I do things when things are right for me. If something is in the air, I try to stay away from it.' "
"Rafael de Caddenas/Architecture at Large (Rizzoli), a monograph about the New York-born architect and designer famous for creating bold, luxe restaurants and retail spaces... compares de Cardena's work to a masterful drag performance."
"Cï¿½rdenas catalogues his greatest design hits, including retail spaces for the likes of Baccarat and and Delfina Delettrez"