Newsletter 30: Spring 2016

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The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2015 © Paul Raftery

Welcome to the Pidgeon Digital Newsletter 30: Spring 2016.

Pidgeon Digital has made amazing progress in the last couple of years, and there are now 276 talks, compared with just 75 when the archive was first published over 10 years ago.

We are now on Twitter. Please follow us @PidgeonDigital. We’ll be tweeting about our new talks as they’re released, and keeping you up to date with architecture in general.

Please see the posts below for descriptions of our recently added talks, now in easy to access digital format.



Sir Norman Foster: Chateau Margaux, France

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Chateau Margaux, France by Sir Norman Foster, 2015 © Nigel Young for Foster + Partners

Sir Norman Foster is one of the world’s pre-eminent architects. With his practice Foster + Partners, Lord Foster has designed every possible building type, and worked in every corner of the globe, picking up numerous awards and accolades along the way.

For his recently completed winery for Chateau Margaux, Lord Foster drew on the local vernacular to create a different addition to the famous estate. In this talk he discusses why he became so personally involved with the project, about combining recycled materials with cutting edge technology, and his client’s delight at the new building’s understated boldness.

Recorded at Foster + Partners’ London office in September 2015.

Click here for a preview of this talk.

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