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Our 'The Brits Who Built The Modern World' exhibition looks at the fascinating story of why and how British architecture developed globally from 1750 to the present.

Explore some of the key projects that put British architecture back on the world map

BUILDINGS BY BRITS - Top Four Results

Building The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace, one of the most influential pieces of architecture, was designed not by an architect but by a gardener, Joseph Paxton, with the assistance of Charles Fox from the contractor Fox Henderson.

Building Sainsbury Centre for the Arts

Sainsbury Centre for the Arts

A museum like no other, Norman Foster's centre is one continuous space uninterrupted by columns or walls. It displays all the characteristics of High Tech: flexibility, assembly from factory-made parts and the option for future expansion.

Building Lloyd's Building

Lloyd's Building

Richard Rogers' distinctive building for Lloyd's places all the services on the outside to leave clear and flexible footplates. It gave the world's oldest insurance market a new modern look

Building Hopkins House

Hopkins House

Going beyond the innovative Eames House in California, the Hopkins' pioneering High-Tech home made out of factory components has created an environment suitable for a family and office

BUILDINGS BY BRITS - Other Results

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Embankment Place

With its prominent arch-shaped roof rising above the platforms of Charing Cross station, the Terry Farrell-designed Embankment Place is a Postmodern l…

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Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

The "best bank building in the world" was built from parts transported from the across the globe. The spaces and components making up this High-Tech o…

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Centre Pompidou

Out of the 681 entries to a 1971 international competition for a new cultural building in Paris, the radical winners Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers we…

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Eden Project

Inspired in part by the geodesic structures of Buckminster Fuller, Nicholas Grimshaw's series of interlinked light-weight domes transformed a former q…

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Reichstag

Foster + Partners was invited in 1992 to take part in the competition to redesign the Reichstag building as the new home of the government of Germany,…

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Peak Tower

The Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at Victoria Gap, near the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Designed by…

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University of Ibadan

Modernist architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, with their knowledge of designing buildings for tropical climates, transformed an undeveloped site of …

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