I’m writing a dissertation on Norman foster and his architectural language from his overall building form to in depth connection detailing on his building; in particular I will be researching the three building below. Your opinion will provide primary research and generate a discussion in my dissertation and you WILL be referenced in my research (if you could/want, provide your name and city). Any of your opinion is greatly appreciated.
If you could please give your opinion of Foster style of architecture? in particular, the three building below, what do you think of the architectural language? Shape, colour, detail, form, the glazing.....
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Norwich, UK, 1974-1978
The Sainsbury Centre brought a new level of refinement to the practice’s early explorations into lightweight, flexible structures. Much more than a traditional gallery, it integrates spaces for viewing art, and facilities for recreation, teaching and research, within a single, light-filled space that opens up to views of the surrounding landscape.
Chek Lap Kok Airport
Hong Kong, 1992-1998
Chek Lap Kok is one of the world’s largest airports and this was among the most ambitious construction projects of modern times. The terminal building extends a concept pioneered at Stansted Airport. With its uncluttered spaces, bathed in light, it forms a spectacular gateway to the city.
Swiss Re HQ, 30 St Mary Axe
London, UK, 1997-2004
London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, 30 St Mary Axe is rooted in a radical approach - technically, architecturally, socially and spatially. Generated by a radial plan, its energy-conscious enclosure resolves walls and roof into a continuous triangulated skin, allowing column-free floor space, light and views
WHAT DO YOU THINK?