The transformation of space through light and shade, presented in a very personal book by Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang, forms the core of Zumtobel Group’s 26th artistic annual report. Chang’s interdisciplinary approach to his work as an architect is focused on pictorial spaces, materiality and tradition. And it is these motifs, together with the recollection of a very personal experience on which this Annual Report, designed by him, is based. “The Little Detective” relates to a story that Chang’s father, himself an architect, told him and his brother when they were children; a story that was also instrumental in shaping Yung Ho Chang’s lifelong love of detective stories.
“Over recent years I have tried time and again to reinvent the Little Detective,” says Chang. In the pages of this Annual Report he achieves just that. The outcome is a very personal book that impresses at first glance through its high quality materials and exceptional texture.
The content is built around Chang’s drawings and photographs of his impressive buildings. These help to tell the story of the Little Detective, who sets out to find a book and along the way learns a great deal about the relationship between light and space.