The Light Pavilion

The first built project and final creative work of artist and architect Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012), the Light Pavilion is transcendent architecture, a project that exemplifies the preoccupations of a consummate draftsman, thinker, and educator.

Nestled within a mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China, this daring construction is an emancipated drawing, a light and shadow machine, a chromatic calendar, a fugue of steel, a dance of space and form. The pavilion’s dynamic geometry, perspective, and sequence of spaces reframe perceptions of architecture and urbanism. Filled with drawings, detail specifications, and construction documentation, this book also features breathtaking photography by Iwan Baan; commentary by Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, Neil Denari, and Eric Owen Moss; historical analysis by Mark Morris; and a touching epilogue by friend and project collaborator Christoph a. Kumpusch. A visionary design made intensely real, the pavilion offers a glimpse of the future as well as a catalogue of architecture’s past.

Book authored by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch and published by Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich

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News coverage:

  • The Architect’s Newspaper: Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods & Christoph A. Kumpusch, July 28, 2011
  • Dezeen: The Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods with Christoph a. Kumpusch, January 19, 2013

Hardcover: 88 pages

Publisher: Lars Müller Publisher (March 25, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3037783092

Product dimensions: 24 x 24 cm