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Richard Rogers balances his final building over Provence vineyard

February 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers has complete his final building – a gallery that cantilevers 27 metres out above the hillside at the Château La Coste vineyard in southern France. Named The Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery, the project was the last work produced by the architect before his retirement from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) – the studio

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Centre Pompidou in Paris faces four-year closure for repair works

January 26, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
High-tech architecture: Centre Pompidou by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano

France’s culture minister has revealed that the high-tech Centre Pompidou in Paris by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers will be closed from 2023 to undergo major renovations. Speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday, culture minister Roselyne Bachelot said that the closure of the centre, which is one of Paris’ top cultural buildings, was

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Richard Rogers’ top 10 architecture projects including Centre Pompidou and Lloyd’s building

September 2, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Following new of high-tech architecture pioneer Richard Rogers’ retirement, here are 10 of his most influential projects including the Millennium Dome and Heathrow Terminal 5. Reliance Controls, Swindon, UK (1967) Designed in partnership with Norman Foster, Su Brumwell and Wendy Cheesman while Rogers was part of Team 4, the Reliance Controls factory in Swindon was

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Richard Rogers steps down from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners after 43 years

September 1, 2020 India Block 0
Portrait of Richard Rogers

Pritzker Prize-winning architect and high-tech architecture pioneer Richard Rogers has retired from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the practice he founded in 1977. British-Italian architect Rogers, who is aged 87, has stepped down from the board of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. His name will be dropped from the practice within the next two years, per the studio’s founding

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We entered the Pompidou competition “against my will” says Richard Rogers in VDF lecture

May 13, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0

In the second talk as part of our Virtual Design Festival collaboration with Architects, not Architecture, architect Richard Rogers discusses his reluctance to enter the Centre Pompidou competition and liking the Lloyd’s building. The idea behind Architects, not Architecture is for architects to discuss their path, influences and experiences. In his lecture in November 2017, Rogers

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Inmos Microprocessor Factory is Richard Rogers’ high-tech factory prototype

November 22, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
High-tech architecture: Inmos Microprocessor Factory in Wales by Richard Rogers

We continue our guide to high-tech architecture by looking at the Inmos Microprocessor Factory, a key example of Richard Rogers’ radical inside-out buildings. Completed in 1982 in Newport, Wales, the Inmos Microprocessor Factory is a highly-flexible single-storey steel structure that was conceived as a prefabricated kit of parts that could be constructed anywhere. It contains

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

November 19, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Lloyd's building in London by Richard Rogers and Partners (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

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

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

November 19, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Lloyd's building in London by Richard Rogers and Partners (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

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

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Four key projects by high-tech architecture practice Team 4

November 13, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Team 4 key projects

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

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

November 7, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Reliance Controls electronics factory by Team Four

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

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