Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works Volume 4

Volume 4 of the complete works of Renzo Piano.

Peter Buchanan


Price: USD$39.95



  • The fourth volume of the complete works of Renzo Piano (b.1937), one of the most acclaimed architects of his generation
  • A detailed presentation of projects of the late 1990s, including the Potsdamer Platz masterplan in Berlin, a science museum in Amsterdam, high-rise towers in Rotterdam and Sydney, the acclaimed Beyeler Foundation and the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia
  • Technical drawings and descriptive analysis explain innovative solutions to structural problems

In The Press
'This immaculate offering on Renzo Piano has all the qualities required for an office seeking that appropriately impressive leaving present for a departing student … Peter Buchanan's text is insightful, informative and sympathetic to Piano's approach. His commentary provides the context for 11 of Piano's most recent projects, while offering a scholarly and convincing appraisal of the work. The book does not try to create a single narrative encompassing all the featured projects; it is more akin to a collection of beautifully crafted short stories - a format well suited to taking the reader through this decade of widely diverse work.' (The Architect's Journal, Books of the Year 2000)

About the author(s)

Peter Buchanan was formerly Deputy Editor of the Architectural Review and is now a freelance writer, lecturer and critic as well as an architect.


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