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Thoeries of Architecture - High Tech movement

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All flooring is made from lightweight movable panels

Absence of internal supporting structure

Natural sunlight is the major source of lighting inside the building



Why Britain not America, Germany or china?
Britain’s nostalgia for the great days of the Empire.

Well-known British engineer & architect, Pugin's style.

Britain's period of progress and prosperity.

Source of inspiration
This trend emerged as a result of technological and industrial progress with the birth of construction materials, modern and diverse as steel, glass, plastic.
Reflection of industrial culture

Function and efficiency not symbolic

Most practical alternative not the cheaper
High tech is also called Late Modernism or
Structural Expressionism

Long ago, architects hated the term High Tech:

High Tech & Arts
Industrial art
Pioneer: Anthony Caro
striking colors

High Tech is a forward-looking, optimistic architecture that believes in progress through industrial technology.
Invention rather than tradition

Temporary arrangements rather than permanent institutions

Ability to control the environment rather than adapting to it.
The typical High Tech building is a factory.
• OLD :
brick-clad building with a saw-tooth north-light roof and a tall chimney
• NEW :
replaced by the shiny metal-clad shed painted a bright color and decorated with bold graphics.
long span structure with a simple skin enclosing an undifferentiated space

Other functions
Supermarkets / leisure centers / art galleries
Weakest influence
Sainsbury supermarket in Canterbury
Foster's Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia
Foster's housing at Milton Keynes
Exterior Features
Functional satisfaction :

The Steel structure
Ducts Visible air conditioning
Show the work of pipes in general.

INMOS Factory
by Richard Rogers
Economic factor
Mass production
Structure system
modern building techniques

new materials: Steel, aluminum, and glass combine with brightly colored braces, girders, and beams

use of prefabricated elements

consist of a clear glass facade, support beams exposed behind it.

High Tech
Projects Analysis
Pompidou Center
by Rogers and Piano
Paris, France

one kilometer of Notre dame and louver and on the edge of the densely populated medieval quarter
Site location
A cultural center consisting of four major activities:
museum of modern art
reference library
center for industrial design
center for music and acoustic research
massive structural expressionist
cast exoskeleton
exterior escalators enclosed in transparent tube.
functional elements outside of the building freeing interior space
the pipes and ducts are all color coded
The building was designed and built in six years the main steel structure being erected in six months.
More than a museum
Exterior Display
Stravinsky Fountain
London, UK
Lloyd's building
by Richard Rogers
Site location
Lime Street in the City of London, the main financial district of London.
The Lloyd took
eight years to build
The Lloyd's building (sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution.
Lloyd's a pioneering example of high-tech architecture
Why ?
All of its services are on display on the outside of the building.

The idea was to make the central spaces as open and flexible as possible. (RRB)

Consists of three main towers that are concentrically oriented around a 60 meter atrium at the heart of the building.
Plan Overview
The building is twelve stories to the north and steps down to six stories to the south.
Height: 98 meters
Floor to ceiling height: 3 meters
14 floor above the ground
2 floors below the ground
It has 12 elevators & 10 escalators.
Section Overview

Lower ground level: restaurant, coffee areas, a wine bar, shops, library, meeting rooms and reception area.

Mechanical services, lifts, toilets, kitchens, fire stairs and lobbies are housed in distinct service towers, easily accessible for maintenance.


stainless steel cladding


Materials used in the structure

Twenty-five years after completion in 1986, the building received Grade1 listing in 2011; it was the youngest structure ever to obtain this status.

Lloyd achievements
Hong Kong, China
HongKong Bank (HSBC)
by Norman Foster
Site Location
It is located along the southern side of Statue Square near the location of the old City Hall
The first HSBC building: Wardley House between 1865 to 1882

In 1886,The main feature: division of the structure into two separate buildings

In 1935, it was the first building in Hong Kong to be fully air-conditioned.

By the 1970s, departments were scattered into offices all over Central Hong Kong. In 1978 the bank decided to tear down its headquarters and rebuild it again.

The New building was finished on November 18, 1985. At that time, it was the most expensive building in the world.
Height: 180 meters
47 stories
4 basement levels.
"Asian Story Wall"
In 2006, developments: was completed in the form of a ground floor lobby.
New Building
Construction system: steel frame and glass.

High degree of prefabrication

Adoption of a suspension structure
As a result, the building form is articulated in a stepped profile of three individual towers.
The vertical loads are transferred by a total of eight columns of cantilever transfer structures In combination with hangers. Together with the diagonals and verticals providing reinforcement tension, they form the dominant features of the facade. Horizontal loads are absorbed by reinforcing stories.
Loads' Movement
Foster's magnificent building represents a new aesthetic, which no longer distinguishes between the science of Engineering and the arts of Architecture.

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