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Hopkins in the City

Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 230

  • Publisher: gta Verlag

  • Date Published: Oct 2019

  • Stock Code: 40516

  • ISBN: 9783856763923

  • Binding: Hardback

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A transformation occurred in the work of Michael Hopkins and Partners during the 1980s and 1990s that was achieved at its highest level in the five urban buildings explored in this book. Relatively unknown outside Great Britain, Hopkins presents his perspective at that time in his lecture ‘Technology Comes to Town’, here published and balanced by building studies from five contemporary European architects. Essays by Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas frame the British scene in which the fundamental issues of technology, style and context that run through discussions of 20th century architecture are revisited. The presence of these themes in Hopkins’s architecture is revealed through survey drawings and new photographs of the buildings by Hélène Binet.

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About the Author

Adam Caruso

Adam Caruso studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He worked for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates before establishing his own practice with Peter St John in 1990 at London (1990) and Zurich (2010). In 2011 Adam Caruso was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich.

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas studied architecture at Liverpool University and has a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex. She has worked as an editor and educator with several institutions.

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