Happy Birthday, Renzo Piano!

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Happy 75th Birthday, Renzo Piano! The Pritzker Prize-winning architect first gained steam in his mid-thirties with the design of the Centre Pompidou, and decades later, he is still garnering our attention. Read more!

While some may argue that Piano lacks a certain “signature” style, the Italian architect continues to design impressive structures, including Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. With a decidedly long list of current projects, it seems that the man without a signature style is doing just fine, creating works that offer a more transcendent experience.

“I hate this idea of a repetitive gesture or a self-referential attitude; I hate this idea of being trapped by the need to promote your griffe– your label – but at the same time I love the idea of coherence. I love the idea that an architect has their own language. We have to constantly fight against the temptation to repeat yourself.” – In an interview with Dezeen editor-in-chief, Marcus Fairs.

The Shard. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.

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