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    DescriptionPrimarily conceived with a spirit of equality, the architectural innovations of Willis Faber & Dumas included the use of escalators in a three-storey structure, as well as the social dimension offered by its swimming pool, roof-top restaurant and garden. Designed for long-term flexibility, the building pioneered the use of raised office floors, which anticipated the revolution in information technology. Externally, the building was equally distinguished for its state-of-the-art glass facade, and its free-form plan, which responded to the medieval street pattern. This monograph follows the building's evolution from concept through execution, including numerous illustrations and comprehensive essays, and will appeal to those interested in architecture and design.


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    Title
    Willis Faber & Dumas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Powell, By (author) Norman Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783791346861
    ISBN 10: 3791346865
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006020
    DC23: 725.23
    DC22: 725/.230942649
    LC classification: NA6234.G72 I672 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    90, 80 in colour
    Publisher
    PRESTEL
    Imprint name
    PRESTEL
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Munich
    Author Information
    Norman Foster is founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, one of the world's most respected architectural practices. He is the recipient of the Pritzker Prize and the Praemium Imperiale. Kenneth Powell is a leading architectural historian and critic. He has written extensively on London architecture and renowned British practices.
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    The headquarters for Willis Faber & Dumas challenged accepted thinking about the office building and established Foster + Partners' reputation for democratic, flexibly planned workplaces. Primarily conceived with a spirit of equality, the architectural innovations of Willis Faber & Dumas included the use of escalators in a three-storey structure, as well as the social dimension offered by its swimming pool, roof-top restaurant and garden. This monograph follows the building's evolution from concept through execution, including numerous illustrations and comprehensive essays, and will appeal to those interested in architecture and design.