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.
Richard Rogers: The Pompidou Centre, Supercrit #3explores 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. Supported by an extensive illustrated section, this innovative and compelling book is an invaluable resource for any architecture student.
Table of Contents
Supercrit definition. Project data. Photomontage: Supercrit #3. Event Handout. Preview: Kester Rattenbury. Project Illustrations. Slides, Andrew Holmes. Powerpoint, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi. Stills from Beaubourg, Four Films by Denis Postle. Participants. Supercrit #3 Transcript. Review: Samantha Hardingham. Further Reading. Facsimiles
Kester Rattenbury is an architectural journalist, writer and teacher, and co-ordinates the Research Centre for Experimental Practice at the University of Westminster, where she is Reader in Architecture, and was principal investigator on the Archigram Archival Project (2010). She has written, co-written and edited books including This is Not Architecture (Routledge, 2002), Architects Today (Lawrence King, 2004) and the Supercrit series.
Samantha Hardingham is an architectural writer and researcher, and teaches at the Architectural Association. She was Senior Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Experimental Practice at the University of Westminster 2003-08. Her published works include several editions of London: A Guide to Recent Architecture (ellipsis, 1994-2002) which pioneered a new series of architecture guides, Cedric Price Opera (Academy Wiley, 2003), Experiments in Architecture (august projects, 2005) and Cedric Price Retriever (Iniva, 2006).