Financial Times Print Works, London, Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
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Titel: Financial Times Print Works, London, ...
Verlag: Phaidon Press Ltd 1991
Einband: Soft cover
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The Financial Times Print Works, designed by architects Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners is one of the most acclaimed new buildings in London, winner of seven architectural awards in 1988 (the year of its completion), and a landmark on the eastern approaches to the city. This sheer glass structure, with its delicate metal framing, is one of the best examples of the "high-tech" school of design which has been Britain's principal architectural achievement in recent years. The building is of major interest to architects and engineers everywhere for the way it encloses the massive yet sensitive machine installations inside; and in the stylishness and elegance of its construction. Both of these aspects are fully discussed in the text, illustrated in the set of photographs (many in full colour), and recorded in the 14-page section of specially-drawn technical details. The book is part of the "ADT Architecture in Detail" series. The books do not carry a contents list. The common layout of the books in the series is: essay, photographs, specially commissioned drawings, reference details (bibliography and chronology). Each of these monographs is designed to be a complete and accurate archival record and intended to be the standard reference on that building for students and scholars as well as practising architects.From the Inside Flap:
The Financial Times Print Works London 1988 Architects: Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners Text: David Jenkins Photographs: Jo Reid and John Peck it is entirely appropriate that the Financial Times, which founded a now prestigious architectural award, should be printed in a building which has itself received a host of awards and commendations. Since its completion in 1988, the FT’s centenary year, it has become a rare symbol of architectural excellence in the ‘enterprise zones’ of what used to be London’s docklands — a landmark as significant at the eastern entry to the city, as the Hoover Factory is at the west. David Jenkins places the FT Print Works in the historical and architectural context of old Fleet Street, which became the centre of English newspaper publishing as it expanded and evolved. Of the great newspapers that once occupied grand buildings in and around Fleet Street until the industry’s final exit from central London in the late 1980s, the FT is almost alone in maintaining its architectural standards. Nicholas Grimshaw’s cool industrial enclosure for the FT’s state-of-the-art presses takes full advantage of its prominent site and the theatrical potential of the process it houses, by revealing the machinery in view behind a spectacular glass wall. This is supported by a highly elaborated outboard structure which exemplifies Grimshaw’s precise attention to detail, and can only serve to consolidate his position as one of the most internationally respected practitioners of the high-tech movement. This monograph is a complete and detailed record of the building. Its illustrated essay, portfolio of large-format photographs (many in full colour), 14 pages of specially-drawn technical details, and chronology and bibliography provide a unique document for architects, students and academics. Architecture in Detail Series Director: Maritz Vandenberg Architecture in Detail is a constantly growing archive of architectural masterworks, mostly but not exclusively from the twentieth century. Each selected building is described and evaluated by an expert author, and documented by means of extra-large photographs and a comprehensive set of accurate scaled drawings. There is also, in each case, a definitive bibliography and chronology of the building in question. Each of these monographs is therefore a complete and accurate archival record, intended to be the standard reference on that building for students and scholars as well as practising architects. Initial volumes are listed here. Many more are in preparation, and will be published at a rate of about 8 per annum. Information on forthcoming titles is obtainable from the publisher. 01 The Mound Stand, Lord’s Cricket Ground London 1987 Architects: Michael Hopkins and Partners Text: David Jenkins Photographs: Dave Bower ISBN 0 442 30820 5 02 The Joseph Shops London 1983–1989 Architect: Eva Jiricna Text: Jose Manser Photographs: Richard Bryant and Alastair Hunter ISBN 0 442 30827 2 03 Red House Bexleyheath 1859 Architect: Philip Webb Text: Edward Hollamby Photographs: Charlotte Wood Foreword by Sir Hugh Casson ISBN 0 442 30821 3 04 The Renault Centre Swindon 1982 Architect: Norman Foster Text: Chris Abel Photographs: Dennis Gilbert ISBN 0 442 30826 4 05 The Financial Times Print Works London 1988 Architects: Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners Text: David Jenkins Photographs: Jo Reid and John Peck ISBN 0 442 30819 1
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