Renzo Piano is the Italian high-tech architect

Renzo Piano designed one of high-tech architecture’s seminal buildings – the Centre Pompidou. Continuing our high-tech architecture series we profile the Italian architect who was a key figure in the largely British-led movement. Piano would tell you that he doesn’t have a signature style, that he finds the idea of it inhibiting. He likes to treat every project as […]

Anthony Hunt is the high-tech architect’s engineer

Anthony Hunt worked with architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Michael and Patty Hopkins and Nicholas Grimshaw to engineer some of high-tech’s greatest buildings. We continue our high-tech architecture series with a profile of the influential engineer. High-tech architecture’s pioneers had their stylistic differences, collaborations and contestations, but they can almost all be united by a […]

Nicholas Grimshaw maintained his high-tech ideals for 50 years

We continue our high-tech architecture series with a profile of Nicholas Grimshaw, who has stayed true to his tech-tech ideals over a career spanning more than 50 years. Nicholas Grimshaw is the details man of high-tech architecture, a style that emerged in the 1960s and emphasises and celebrates structural and circulation elements. His buildings tell the story […]

Norman Foster: high-tech architecture’s international figurehead

We continue our high-tech architecture series by looking at Norman Foster, the architect of high-tech highlights for five decades including Reliance Controls in the 1960s, the Sainsbury Centre in the 1970s, HSBC in the 1980s, Stanstead Airport in the 1990s and the Gherkin in the 2000s. For all its radical concepts and early experiments, high-tech architecture‘s […]

Richard Rogers: high-tech’s inside-out architect

We continue our high-tech architecture series with a profile of Richard Rogers, the architect of two of the movement’s best-known inside-out buildings, Centre Pompidou and the Lloyd’s building. Inside-out is one of the most common ways of defining the buildings of Rogers – or to use a term coined by Archigram founder Michael Webb, “Bowellism”. This was […]

Leta and Wade reveal their “purposeful eclecticism” in five zany projects

Brooklyn design duo Leta and Wade are out to show how design can be more fun. The pair talk Dezeen through five of their favourite projects, ranging from a series of idiosyncratic couple portraits to an alternative Valentine’s Day party. A married couple, Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree “do almost everything together”. Their work brings together graphic […]

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