The Lloyd’s building is Richard Rogers’ first high-tech office block

Continuing our high-tech architecture series, we take a look at the inside-out Lloyd’s building in London, Richard Rogers‘ second major building following Centre Pompidou. One of the 1980s most recognisable pieces of architecture, the Lloyd’s building demonstrates many of the key traits of the high-tech architecture style that emerged in the UK in the late 1960s. The […]

Four key projects by high-tech architecture practice Team 4

As Team 4, Su Brumwell, Richard Rogers, Wendy Cheesman and Norman Foster began to develop high-tech architecture. Continuing our series on the style we look at four key projects. Yale School of Architecture graduates Rogers, Brumwell, Foster and Cheesman – along with Cheesman’s sister Georgie Wolton, who was the only qualified architect in the group but […]

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 […]

Reliance Controls factory by Team 4 was a “democratic pavilion”

Continuing our high-tech architecture series we look at Reliance Controls, the last building that two of the giants of high-tech architecture – Richard Rogers and Norman Foster – designed together at Team 4. Completed in 1967, the small factory and office in Swindon was the first high-tech industrial building. It was the final building designed by Team […]

Centre Pompidou: high-tech architecture’s “inside-out” landmark

Next up in our high-tech architecture series we look at the Centre Pompidou in Paris by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the “inside-out” landmark that drew global attention to the movement. Known locally as the Beaubourg, after the area of Paris in which it is located, the Centre Pompidou is a cultural landmark that has its […]

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