English, French and Chinese Edition
Odile Decq and Benoit Cornette created Odile Decq Benoit Cornette Architects Urbanistes (ODBC) in 1985. Soon after, Benoit Cornette died in a car crash, but the firm's name and spirit carried forward with Odile's work constantly reaching new levels of innovation. This book is an invitation to be washed over by the visually striking interplay of 300 images and plans with their fantastic colors and layouts; to enter a world mixed with red and black, flame and darkness, violence and peace; to get acquainted with the architect, a French woman and free radical, her works and her stories told by friends and other prominent architects. It is a journey through 348 pages full of desire for innovation and progress. An inordinate desire to seek the horizon is present in the architecture that I create. In the same way, I love single malt whisky, with the merest hint and flavour of peat. There is in my architecture something of the nature of whisky and of the succession of sensations, both subtle and explosive, which invade the palate at its approach.