02 May, 2009

Interview: Renzo Piano

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We caught up with Renzo Piano to talk about ecological architecture, how to design a “cultural building”, and what it means to build the first skyscraper in New York since September 11th.

New York Times Building façade, New York. Photo: Michel Denancé

The man who built the Pompidou Centre had a few things to say about his iconoclastic past and his ambition to create “buildings that breathe”.

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You can also see the talk he gave for April 2008’s Real Architecture series on the Tate online archive here along with the rest of the talks.

Check out Renzo’s website at http://rpbw.r.ui-pro.com/.

Photo: New York Times Building façade, New York, by Michel Denancé.

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