Sunday, December 2, 2007
Richard Rogers is a British Architect who is designing very futuristic buildings. The Lloyd's building in London, England is unique with a shiny metallic exterior giving this insurance company's building the look of a space ship or an engine part. There are long pipes that run down the side of the building that look as if they carry the air supply to the people inside, though aesthetically it gives the Lloyd's building the appearance of being much taller. Rogers uses the futuristic theme in other projects such as terminal 4 in the Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. The ceiling appears to be caving in while these odd looking supports in various colors keep it from falling down, or so it seems. I love the use of the vented sky lights, again it makes me feel like I'm up in space with a limited air supply...but in a good way.