New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World
Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael and Patty Hopkins, and Terry Farrell have designed many of the world’s most distinctive buildings, including the Reichstag in Berlin (Foster), the Pompidou Center (Rogers, with Renzo Piano), and the Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Farrell). Through their individual projects, they moved beyond simple modernism to embrace industrial touches, such as steel skeletons and prefabricated elements.
The exhibit, which runs through May 27, is being presented in conjunction with a BBC television documentary of the same name to be broadcast in the spring of 2014.
Will Lamb is a writer and editor based in Jersey City, New Jersey. He served as a senior editor at Dwell from 2013 to 2015.