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TOP 5 Architecture Books: Coffee table books that unlock modern architecture

The world of architecture and interior design is rich and diverse, with countless styles, approaches and visions. For lovers of these art forms, there is nothing more enriching than browsing a good book that captures the essence and beauty of architecture and interior design. MOKUMO offers an extensive collection of coffee table books that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also a source of inspiration and knowledge. Here are the top 5 books that every lover of architecture and interior design should have in their collection.

Jean Nouvel by Jean Nouvel: 1981-2022

This comprehensive overview of Jean Nouvel's work, updated by Nouvel himself and Philip Jodidio, includes more than 25 recent projects. From the Arab World Institute in Paris to the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, this nearly 800-page book offers an in-depth look at the career of one of the world's most celebrated architects. It is a must-have for lovers of modern architecture.

Piano: Complete Works 1966-Today

Renzo Piano, known for designing the Pompidou Center in Paris, has an impressive career that is highlighted in this book. With projects ranging from cultural spaces to humanitarian projects, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Piano's work over the years. It is an inspiring read for anyone interested in the impact of architecture on society.

Ando: Complete Works 1975-Today

Tadao Ando, a master of modernist architecture, is known for his minimalist aesthetic and innovative use of materials such as concrete, wood and water. This book offers a comprehensive look at Ando's career, including recent projects such as the Bourse de Commerce in Paris. It is an essential addition to any architecture enthusiast's collection.

Louis Vuitton: Skin Architecture of Luxury Tokyo Edition

This book takes you on a journey through the architecture of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Goldberger, it highlights Louis Vuitton's unique approach to design, where each store has an individual "skin" that evokes emotions and relates to its location. It is a fascinating look at the fusion of fashion and architecture.

Zaha Hadid: Complete Works 1979-Today

Zaha Hadid, one of the most influential architects of the 21st century, is known for her revolutionary designs. This book offers a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre, from an Olympic ski jump to the world's largest airport terminal. It is a tribute to her groundbreaking work and an inspiration for future generations of architects.


These five books offer a unique perspective on the world of architecture and interior design, from the minimalist aesthetics of Tadao Ando to the groundbreaking designs of Zaha Hadid. They are not only a source of inspiration, but also a testament to the power of architecture to shape and enrich the world. Which book appeals to you the most and why?

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