Norman Foster: Works, Volume 5

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Prestel, 2009 - Architecture - 584 pages
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Winner of the Pritzker Prize and the Praemium Imperiale,
Norman Foster is one of the most innovative and forwardthinking
architects at work today. This volume features
approximately 1,400 plans, sketches, and photographs of
some of Foster s most renowned and celebrated international
projects, including Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong, Expo
Station in Singapore, the Valencia Congress Centre, The Sage
Gateshead, the Millau Viaduct in France, and the Swiss Re
tower in London, along with numerous other outstanding
works. Also included here are examples of Foster s striking
product designs and furniture.
In addition to offering insights into individual projects, the
book contextualises Foster s work, identifying themes and
connections across the decades, discussing influences and
inspirations, and invoking a host of historical, cultural and
architectural references. Above all, this overview reveals the key characteristics of Foster s distinctive design philosophy, showing how his integrity and attention to detail are evident in every built structure that bears the practice s name from the most impressive airport terminal to the most ergonomically functional door handle.

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Contents

Preface Norman Foster 28O In the Thonet Tradition Norman Foster 282 Thonet Furniture System
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The Architecture of Infrastructure Deyan Sudjic 286 Vitra Airline Seating
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Connections Hong Kong International Airport Chek Lap Kok 288 JCDecaux Headquarters
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