1 Dec 2005 00:00 - 00:00
IN/EX TERIOR / The Works of Eva Jiricna
Czech born / London based architect, Eva Jiricna , is represented in a recent publication of her projects titled 'In/Ex Terior'. More than 250 photographs and drawings offer an overview of typologically diverse work, especially shops, apartments and offices, as well as a hotel, library, orangery, railway station and clubs. The book includes an essay by P. Kratochvíl and a discussion between Eva Jiricna and P. Cook, presenting additional information about the work and views of the architect.
In/Ex Terior / The Works of Eva Jiricna
Photos: Richard Bryant/Arcaid, Peter Cook, Katsuhisa Kida, Ivan Nemec/CFA Design and others
Translation: Martina Pachmanová, Hana Sobotková
Graphic design: Dennis Crompton, Annie Bridges, Zuzanna Lipinska
Graphic design of the cover: Aleš Najbrt
Partner: TECHO, a.s.
Publisher: Prostor – architektura, interiér, design, o.p.s.
About Eva Jiricna
Eva Jiricna has been based in London for over 30 years. Jiricna's wide experience includes working at the Greater London Council on her arrival in the UK in 1968; the Louis de Soissons Partnership and the Richard Rogers Partnership – where she was responsible for the interior design packages for the Lloyds Headquarters building. With Jan Kaplicky and his practice Future Systems, she designed the Way In store at Harrods, an award winning scheme that influenced a generation of retail interiors. Over the last decade, Jiricna's contribution to architecture and design has been recognised with personal awards, including being made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), a CBE (Commander of the British Empire), election as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, and induction in the American Hall of Fame.
She holds honorary doctorates in several universities, participates on international juries and lectures widely on her work.
Lightness, transparency and truth to materials are the hallmarks of Eva Jiricna's design approach. The shop interiors for Hugo Boss, Joseph, Joan & David in New York, London and Paris reflect the robustness of this integrated design strategy. Glass is used as a structural and decorative material to both optimise transparency and bring daylight deep into unpromising retail locations. Stainless steel details, from hinges and fixings to door handles and brackets, are crafted to reflect their structural integrity. Stone floors provide continuity, solidity and interplay with the sparkle of the glass and steel. Jiricna's dramatic staircases, delicately fashioned but sturdily engineered with glass treads and steel cables – central features of both retail and residential schemes – possess sculptural qualities that add to the fluidity of the internal spaces.
116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
1 Dec 2005 00:00 - 00:00