The Brits Who Built The Modern World

Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models, The Brits Who Built The Modern World tells the fascinating story of why and how British architecture developed globally from 1750 to the present.

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Building 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, a country reunited only two years previously.

Architect Nicholas Grimshaw

Nicholas Grimshaw

Grimshaw is best known for buildings such as the Eden Project, and likes to design buildings that express the design and technology of their day.

Architectural style Architectural Styles

Architectural Styles

Across history, buildings have been pushed, pulled, poured and stretched into all sorts of shapes and styles

Architect Michael and Patricia Hopkins

Michael and Patricia Hopkins

The Hopkins' are two famous architects to have made a significant impact on architecture in the 1970's. they are described as being the most British of the architects on the international scene.

The Brits Who Built The Modern World - Other Results


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…


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…


Norman Foster

Norman Foster has been described as one of the truly influential figures of his generation. His most famous buildings include the Reichstag, Berlin an…


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 ol…


Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell, a great British architect who has made a significant impact on architecture in Britain and abroad, designed High Tech buildings in Lond…



Bold, futuristic and appearing to defy gravity, this vanished London landmark designed by Powell and Moya is remembered as a symbol of optimism in a p…


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 …


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…


University of Ibadan

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


Hopkins House

The Hopkins' pioneering high-tech home is made from factory components.