Jon Astbury is a writer, curator and lecturer. He is assistant curator in architecture and design at the Barbican, and has formerly held editorial positions at The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal.
We continue our high-tech architecture series by looking at Norman Foster, the architect of high-tech highlights for five decades including Reliance Controls in the 1960s, the Sainsbury Centre in the 1970s, HSBC in the 1980s, Stansted Airport in the 1990s and the Gherkin in the 2000s. More
Stacks of rough stone and concrete form the campus of Yan'an University in China, designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University to recall the city's famous cave dwellings. More
A steel-framed vertical garden cuts through the centre of this brick warehouse-style block in Oberhausen, Germany, topped by a translucent urban greenhouse for agricultural research with a zigzagging roofline. More