A series of talks looking at style. In this first talk, Tim Abrahams, founder of Machine Books, gives an introduction to the series and defends High Tech.
High Tech architecture, developed by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, embraced new technologies and celebrated a building's construction with exposed structures and surfaces. But did it fail to deliver the industrialised construction it promised, and simply repeat tired situations? Here Tim Abrahams champions the style.
Style: In Defence of... is a series of talks at the Soane Museum examining the content and context of style. Across six talks, in partnership with Machine Books and Future Cities Project, leading experts defend a style, confronting us with new ideas for contemplation and critique. Each talk lasts 30 minutes, followed by an audience discussion.