The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects. Supported by an extensive illustrated section describing the project itself and a wider selection of pictures describing the wider context of the debate, these books are aimed at both a new an expert audience. While introducing the projects themselves to newcomers, with oringinal descriptions and adding generous footnotes and sources to a full transcript of the debate, they are also an important contribution to the ongoing discussion wich surrounds these seminal projects.
Supercrit #3 Richard Rogers – The Pompidou Centre explores Piano+Rogers’ phenomenal project for a new type of major cultural building in Paris. You can hear Richard Rogers’ description of the project, see the images and join in the crit. This innovative and compelling book is an invaluable resource for any architecture student.