"Norman Foster. In the 21st Century"

A new monograph published by Arquitectura Viva

by Valentina Ieva
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Over the course of more than fifty years, the prolific work of Norman Foster has earned worldwide reknown for its innovative approach and environmental commitment. The third AV monograph devoted to the British architect —after issues 38 and 78— gathers fifty works and projects developed in the 21st century, and is the longest AV issue published to date.

Produced in close collaboration with the architect, the monograph begins with an extensive essay in which Norman Foster takes stock of this influences, and continues with an article by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

Norman Foster © Rudi Meisel

Structured in eight thematic groups, the index list includes noteworthy works like the Trafalgar Square Redevelopment in London, the Free University Library in Berlin, Hearst Tower in New York, the Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport orSpaceport America in New Mexico, as well as recent projects like Châteaux Margaux in Bordeaux, the new Apple Campus 2 project in Cupertino or the recent studies for the construction of lunar settlements.


Chesa Futura © Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Wembley Stadium, 1996-2007, London (United Kingdom) © Hufton+Crow / View

Great Glasshouse at the Botanic Garden of Wales, 1995-2000, Carmarthenshire (United Kingdom) © Nigel Young / Foster+Partners

Swiss Re Headquartes, London © Grant Smith / View

Norman Foster
Arquitectura Viva (Ed.), Madrid, 2013
328 pages

Print edition 70 euros | Digital edition 29,99 euros

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

    References
    Hearst Tower 31

    Hearst Tower

    New York / United States / 2006

    Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport 9

    Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport

    Beijing / China / 2008

    Spaceport America 36

    Spaceport America

    Upham, New Mexico / United States / 2011

    Apple Campus 2 project 222

    Apple Campus 2 project

    Cupertino / United States / 2012