From high-tech to eco-tech: image or substance? A study of the change in design imperatives in the architectural practice of Lord Norman Foster

Martinez, Carlos Alberto (2005). From high-tech to eco-tech: image or substance? A study of the change in design imperatives in the architectural practice of Lord Norman Foster B.A. Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Martinez, Carlos Alberto
Thesis Title From high-tech to eco-tech: image or substance? A study of the change in design imperatives in the architectural practice of Lord Norman Foster
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Supervisor Skinner, Peter
Total pages 111
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Formatted abstract

This dissertation examines the evolution of High-Tech architecture into what is now being labeled the Eco-Tech approach. This evolution will specifically be investigated through an examination of the architectural practice of Lord Norman Foster. Through the critical analysis of a number of Foster’s buildings from the High-Tech period against ones from the Eco-Tech period, this study aims to find whether there has, in fact, been a genuine shift in his practice. This study also proposes an examination of the events or socio-historical circumstances that generated this shift from High-Tech to Eco-Tech. Furthermore, as the current global environmental crisis is identified as the main impetus for this transformation, this present study will question whether this shift is a legitimate response to the call for architecture to become more environmentally sustainable.

Keyword Foster, Norman -- Works (Named person)
High-Tech architecture
Eco-Tech architecture
Architecture and design industries

Document type: Thesis
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