The MuSe Museum by Italian architect Renzo Piano has opened to the public in Trento, Italy, and features angled profiles that echo the shapes of the nearby Dolomites mountains (+ slideshow). More »
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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 »
Architect Renzo Piano has replaced the auditorium destroyed during the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, with a flat-pack building comprising three wooden cubes. More »
The View from The Shard tourist attraction inside Renzo Piano's 310-metre London skyscraper opens to the public today and these new shots by photographer Nick Guttridge show just how tall the building is compared with the rest of London's skyline (+ slideshow). More »
We don't usually publish single photographs on Dezeen, but we really like this atmospheric shot by photographer Edmund Sumner showing London skyscraper The Shard framed by the towers of Canary Wharf in the east. More »
Dezeen Wire: Renzo Piano's London skyscraper The Shard is due to be officially inaugurated tomorrow, followed by a five-minute laser show projected onto its 310-metre-high facade.
The tower, which is the tallest in western Europe, is getting controversial reviews. Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins writes that the tower "has slashed the face of London for ever" while Aditya Chakrabortty recently wrote in the same newspaper: "It's expensive. It's off-limits. It's largely owned by people who don't live here. And it is the perfect metaphor for what our capital is becoming." More »
Dezeen Wire: a glazed skyscraper being constructed across the street from the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas is creating so much glare that it is damaging artworks, burning plants and dazzling visitors - New York Times
Originally completed in 2003, the museum features a glazed roof that was intended to let gentle levels of daylight inside. However, the arrival of the new tower has forced curators to install light-blocking panels for a recent exhibition. More »
Dezeen Wire: Italian architect Renzo Piano says his London skyscraper, The Shard, will be loved by the public, because "it will be accessible, because it is transparent, understandable and not mysterious" – The Telegraph
The public will be able to access restaurants and a viewing gallery at the top of Europe's tallest building, which fellow architect and friend of Piano, Richard Rogers suggests "will be one of Renzo's major works [and] one of his major successes."
Piano believes that skyscrapers such as The Shard represent the most responsible approach to tackling the issue of urban sprawl, stating: "It is more socially correct to intensify the city and free up space on the ground. The city is fragile and vulnerable, so we have to be careful."
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