Publisher: Gta Verlag, ISBN: 9783856764128, Author: Michael Eidenbenz, Format: Softcover, 254 x 171 mm, 230pp
The Lloyd's building in London was constructed in the early 1980s based on a visionary design by Richard Rogers Partnership. Its planning and construction transformed the ideas of megastructure and intelligent environment into built reality. Mock-ups, or prototypical full-size models, played a crucial role in its construction, enabling Rogers' team to test and refine the novel constructions and procedures to minimize the risks of such an ambitious project. Lloyd's 1: 1 is the first case study of one of the most important building projects of the late modern era. It showcases previously unpublished archival material to reconstruct the planning process, demonstrate the methods used, and illustrate the role played by mock-ups, highlighting their architectural relevance.