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Norman Foster
Norman Foster was born in Manchester in 1935. After graduating from Manchester University School of Architecture and City
Planning in 1961 he won a Henry Fellowship to Yale University, where he gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture.

He is the founder and chairman of Foster + Partners. Founded in London in 1967, it is now a worldwide practice, with project offices in more than

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The Mile-High Club

Klaus Leuschel

17.08.2015

Ever since Norman Foster's game-changing Stansted Airport was completed almost 25 years ago, it's been full throttle for London's high-tech architects, with their aviation-celebrating terminals around the globe themselves been celebrated for their

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London

Klaus Leuschel

19.08.2014

‘The people did not like St Paul’s. They were against the Eiffel Tower. They liked neither the Sydney Opera House nor the Centre Pompidou. But today, millions of photos of these buildings are sent around the world via e-mail and by phone.’ (Jan

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Naturally cool

Alyn Griffiths

16.06.2014

The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic

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Sounding Out: room acoustics make themselves heard

Simon Keane-Cowell

28.05.2013

When was the last time a building won an award for the way it sounds? Architecture, and by extension society, has long privileged the visual over the aural. Yet a number of architects are starting to think and design in a more complete sensory way,

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The Grand Hotel: The Bourgeois Dream of an Aristocratic ...

Klaus Leuschel

25.04.2013

Journalist Klaus Leuschel provides a crash course in, and a guided tour of, grand hotels, and how even design excellence in the five-star tradition is of no avail when the quality of hospitality does not match it.

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