Rogers, who was one of the world’s best-known architects, passed away in his home on 18 December. Tributes were paid to the “superstar” architect by creatives including Peter Barber, Charles Holland and Julia Barfield.
Following Rogers’ death we took a look at 10 of his most influential projects including the Centre Pompidou (pictured), Lloyd’s building and the Millennium Dome.
In an opinion piece dicussing his legacy, critic Catherine Slessor said that “Rogers’ star burned especially furiously” and that “a point of light had disappeared from a constellation of architects that shaped the last 40 years”.
In other architecture news, Dutch studio MVRDV revealed images of its Valley high-rise scheme that is nearing completion in Amsterdam’s financial district.
The development, which is set to complete next year, is composed of three conjoined buildings linked podium to recreate the shape of a valley.
In Cyprus, UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled a public park that runs alongside the historic Venetian walls of Nicosia.
Named Eleftheria Square, the multi-level public space was built within a section of the dry moat that surrounds the oldest part of the city.
This week also saw a pair of buildings in the UK claiming to be net-zero firsts.
Fast-food chain McDonald’s opened “the UK’s first net-zero restaurant” in Shropshire, while in London Room2 opened the “world’s first whole-life net-zero hotel” in Chiswick.
Popular projects this week included a house designed by Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota around a ten-metre-tall tree, a monolithic church in an Italian hill top town and a house in Japan that includes an Aztec-informed pyramid.
Our lookbook this week focused on eclectic living rooms with statement rugs.
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