Blog date:- March 2017

Currently running on the BBCwebsite is a fascinating insight into the backgrounds and career histories of some of the most accomplished British architects of the modern age. In The Brits who Built the Modern World, the series follows the careers of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Terry Farrell, Nicholas Grimshaw and Michael Hopkins, from their earliest starting points of architectural study to their recent and immediate future escapades in the world of Architecture.
Featuring in-depth discussion from practise members and the 5 architects, this is a detailed examination of some brilliant structures inside and outside the UK where the true genius of their inner workings and design would otherwise be overlooked. It also examines the difficulties of breaking away with radical new ideas: pioneering the High-Tec movement, developing Post-Modernism so that it compliments and embraces historical towns instead of opposing, and how a generation of 60s thinkers used architecture to make their buildings flexible and adaptive to those who occupy them.
For the budding architect, engineer, architectural impressionist or architectural tourist, this is a fascinating 3-part series well worth watching.
Note: Inspired by the series, until the end of May 2014, the RIBA has put together a series of exhibitions and events charting the history of Architectural development since the 1750s.

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around the table we have: Michael Hopkins, Norman Foster, Terry Farrell, Richard Rogers, and Nicholas Grinshaw drawn by Page Architects perspectivists
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