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Music School at King’s College School

New Music, Timeless Music

Hopkins Architects

Europa | Wimbledon

Many buildings that we appreciate today for their special character would not exist had it not been for a few British designers, who - now more than 50 years ago - determined to embrace technology as part of the science of building, applying modern methods of separating the constructive elements and so making dry construction methods possible. Although architectural projects using futurist technology had been proposed by groups like Archigram since the mid 1960s, they had remained on paper. It was only after the arrival of Richard Rogers (initially together with Renzo Piano) and Norman Foster that “high-tech” began not only to be talked about but also realized. It would be a disciple of Foster, Michael Hopkins, who would fine-tune the new typology, integrating the structural frame into the architectural project itself, making especially wide use of tensile structures....

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