Willis Faber & Dumas

Description

Primarily conceived with a spirit of equality, the architectural innovations of Willis Faber & Dumas included the use of escalators in a three-storey structure, as well as the social dimension offered by its swimming pool, roof-top restaurant and garden. Designed for long-term flexibility, the building pioneered the use of raised office floors, which anticipated the revolution in information technology. Externally, the building was equally distinguished for its state-of-the-art glass facade, and its free-form plan, which responded to the medieval street pattern. This monograph follows the building's evolution from concept through execution, including numerous illustrations and comprehensive essays, and will appeal to those interested in architecture and design.

Details

Author(s)
Kenneth Powell, Sir Norman Foster
Format
Hardback | 96 pages
Dimensions
210 x 210 x 15.24mm | 594.21g
Publication date
07 Jun 2013
Publisher
PRESTEL
Publication City/Country
Munich, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
90 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
3791346865
ISBN13
9783791346861
Bestsellers rank
648,559