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'Foster's thinks grey is a colour'

'Foster's thinks grey is a colour' - an old jibe, but one which, perhaps, contained a grain of truth at a time when the work of the Foster office was heading towards refinement and attenuation at the expense of expressive drama. The results can be seen in a projects of the late 1980s and early 90s. By its nature, High-Tech architecture - the category in which Norman Foster's work used to be bracketed (to his irritation) - celebrated fine materials: steel and other metals, concrete and ...

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