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Norman Foster during a talk at COP26

First edition of Dezeen In Depth features exclusive interview with Norman Foster

The first edition of our new monthly Dezeen In Depth newsletter features an exclusive interview with Norman Foster, in which he defends concrete buildings against "dangerous myths". Subscribe to Dezeen In Depth now.

The British architect explains his studio's approach towards sustainability – "we have to have a more holistic, wider view" – and his views on concrete, timber and aviation in this exclusive interview.

Foster argues that over the past 55 years, Foster + Partners has been designing buildings with an environmental focus that "seek to challenge the status quo" by "reducing energy and encouraging contact with the natural world".

He cites the HSBC tower in Hong KongApple campus in California and Bloomberg HQ in London as examples. Read the full interview

A view from inside Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino, California

This month's newsletter also features an opinion piece in which Holly Nielsen pours doubt on the value of the metaverse and we publish the results of an exclusive Dezeen survey exploring how Brexit is impacting UK architecture studios three years on.

The lead image is by Nigel Young courtesy of the Norman Foster Foundation.

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