Olivier Dwek: In the Light of Modernity

Architect Olivier Dwek celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his firm with a new book highlighting his signature style of modern European luxury.

A virtuoso of volumes and a master of light, Brussels-based architect Olivier Dwek shapes buildings and interiors that are inhabited by a timeless aura. Fluid lines and varied perspectives define monumental structures, enhancing details and contemporary art pieces in both private and public spaces, all imbued with serene elegance.

Ranging from Greek vacation homes to Parisian townhouses, this volume celebrates the refined approach that marks Dwek's style while taking the reader on a journey across Europe and the world. Vibrant photographs showcase Dwek's fascination with textures and new uses for materials developed in collaboration with artists and artisans. His skilled use of light, his innate sense of symmetry, and his effortless merging of architectural elements with design details are all apparent in this volume. With texts by architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this printed journey through Dwek's buildings and interiors is bound to seduce architecture connoisseurs and curious spirits alike.

About The Author

Belgian-born architect Olivier Dwek founded he founded his namesake architecture firm in 2000, and has designed art galleries and cultural centers, renovated historical industrial spaces, and worked on projects for luxury brands. He is regularly featured in international publications such as Interior Design and AD Collector. Philip Jodidio is a specialist in modern architecture. As well as having held the post of editor in chief of the art magazine Connaissance des Arts for over twenty years, he is the author of over one hundred books on architecture and contemporary art.

  • Publish Date: May 11, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - Residential
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-3/4 x 12-3/4
  • Pages: 216
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $85.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6845-2


"Dwek launched his international career in 2000, while still in his 20s, with the design of a Louis Vuitton flagship boutique in a historic building in central Brussels. And now, this month, the first book of his designs, Olivier Dwek: In the Light of Modernity, is being published by Rizzoli. The tome contains a curated look at nine of Dwek’s most impressive projects, from the restoration of an Art Nouveau townhouse in Brussels, to a sleek triplex in the posh Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, to a pair of dramatic new houses in white concrete and walls of glass that are perched on cliffs in the Greek island of Zante.“ —GALERIE MAGAZINE

Author Bookshelf: Philip Jodidio