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"Office buildings tend to be very
boring" - Richard Rogers

"Office buildings tend to be very boring" - Richard Rogers

In the next movie in our series focussing on the work of Richard Rogers, the British architect talks exclusively to Dezeen about the challenges of designing an interesting office building and explains how the new Leadenhall building in London, dubbed "the Cheesegrater", got its distinctive shape. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"We thought Lloyd's building was the ultimate
in technology, but it's practically hand made"

"We thought Lloyd's building was the ultimate in technology, but it's practically hand made"

In the next movie in our series focussing on key projects by Richard Rogers, the British architect talks exclusively to Dezeen about his radical Lloyd's building in London and explains why he is not completely comfortable with the "high-tech" label that is often applied to his work. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"The Pompidou captured the revolutionary
spirit of 1968" - Richard Rogers

"The Pompidou captured the revolutionary spirit of 1968" - Richard Rogers

In our second exclusive video interview in our series of movies about Richard Rogers, the British architect reveals that key elements of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which he designed together with Italian architect Renzo Piano, were strongly influenced by the radical thinking of the 1960s. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"As architects we have a responsibility
to society" - Richard Rogers

"As architects we have a responsibility to society" - Richard Rogers

In the first of a series of exclusive video interviews with Richard Rogers, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday, the British architect discusses the themes of his current Royal Academy of Arts retrospective and explains why he believes that a building should not just be designed for a specific client, but society as a whole. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »