Pa.LaC.E. architecture group’s first monograph documents the “Paris Hermitage,” a building serving as a large temporal oscillator constituted by quartz articulations. Citizens visit the Hermitage to live and study while restoring their rhythms of work, rest, and wakefulness. Original plans, video stills, and digital renderings—integrated with reference imagery—detail the site’s history, the use of its spaces, and the effect on those who inhabit it.
Text by Vera Bühlmann, Valle Medina, and Benjamin Reynolds.
Designed by Nicholas Weltyk
Published by Cooperative Editions (New York) and Pa.LaC.E. (Zürich)
First edition, 2016
Printed in an edition of 300 copies
240 pages, offset, 6.5 × 9.6 inches