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‘Inside Out’ at the Royal Academy: an accolade to radical architect Richard Rogers

Posted at 1:15 pm, July 20, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
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Best known for his innovative exoskeleton architecture, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyd’s building in London, the latest celebration of Richard Rogers’ work, ‘Inside Out‘,  is rather appropriately named…

Launching this week (until October 13) at the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens, and timed to coincide with Roger’s 80th birthday, ‘Inside Out’ will showcase a number of well-known projects as well as previously unseen drawings and personal items.

As early as the sixties Rogers strove to bring about social change through his pioneering public spaces, and innovate urban design –  an ideal his firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, still holds true. ‘Inside Out’ will explore Rogers as a spokesperson, writer, politician and activist, as well as an architect, examining the influence of his Italian roots, his experience of wartime and post-war Britain, his education at the Architectural Association and Yale, and the impact of seeing new American architecture and technology. Kitty Knowles

Find out more about Inside Out.

Lloyds building, Richard Rogers

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