Description

  • Featuring images of every finished paintings from the observe’s first fifty years – from Reliance Controls in 1967 to Comcast in 2017 – Foster + Companions Portfolio is the one complete ebook on the whole paintings of the popular observe ever published
  • Foster + Companions Portfolio options in the past unpublished images and drawings of one of the vital observe’s so much vital constructed and unbuilt work
  • Features Foster + Companions’ latest paintings, together with the Ecu headquarters of Bloomberg in London – winner of the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize
  • The ebook opens with a foreword from Norman Foster – the Pritzker Prize-successful founder and govt chairman of Foster + Partners
  • Essays from revered creator, curator and guide Peter Buchanan be offering contemporary perception into the observe and its exacting requirements of layout, sustainability, innovation and excellence
  • Foster + Companions Portfolio is the primary in a brand new line of courses produced in an instant by means of the award-successful practice


Foster + Companions Portfolio is an entire and peculiar account of the primary fifty years of Foster + Companions – a globally popular studio for sustainable structure, urbanism and layout. Over the last part-century, the observe – based as Foster Friends in 1967 – has grown right into a multi-disciplinary studio, influenced by means of sustainable layout and prime Thru creativity and innovation. This ebook supplies a lovely visible file that celebrates the observe’s exceptional breadth of works – each constructed and unbuilt. For the primary time ever, Portfolio options images of every undertaking finished within the observe’s first 5 a long time, in addition to drawings of its so much necessary unrealized designs. Thru over 480 moderately edited pictures – many in the past unpublished – the ebook highlights the giant contribution the observe has made to a spread of layout disciplines.

Portfolio is delineated into 5 decade-lengthy chapters, spanning from 1967 to 2017. Photographic pairings, performing as a chronological file of over 340 constructed works, give you the ebook’s visible narrative. Drawings of unbuilt works seem on the finish of every decade, celebrating the folks at the back of the tasks and hinting on the intensity of concepts that permeate the observe.

By striking tasks aspect-by means of-aspect that may now not usually be noticed in combination, the ebook provides new readings of Foster + Companions’ oeuvre. At all times concept-upsetting, regularly unexpected and every now and then funny, the juxtaposed images and drawings had been selected to remove darkness from evolving layout concepts quite than element the completed structure.

Connected by means of colour and lightweight, or contrasted by means of shape and serve as, the picture pairings are proven with out the accountability of spatial clarification. This abstraction places the viewer with regards to the inventive spark of the architect and gives a singular perception into probably the most ingenious studios on the earth.