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AD Interviews: Renzo Piano - Part I

Part I – Part IIPart III

Since first achieving international fame in 1978 with the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, Renzo Piano has become known as a prolific, Italian architect capable of achieving a masterful balance between art, architecture and engineering. His intellectual curiosity and problem-solving techniques have led him to develop a wide-ranging portfolio that successfully merges high technology with humane and comfortable environments. Sophisticated, refined and elegant, the presence of Renzo Piano’s work is internationally celebrated. Originally born into a family of Italian builders, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect now leads a staff of 150 at his practice, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, from three locations – Genoa, Paris and New York. Architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff of The New York Times described Piano’s work the best when he stated: “The serenity of his best buildings can almost make you believe that we live in a civilized world.” The next part of the interview will air on Monday Sept, 17th. Renzo Piano completed works featured on ArchDaily:

AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers

The Shard’s Opening Celebration

California Academy of Sciences / Renzo Piano

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Opens New Wing Today / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

AD Classics: Menil Collection / Renzo Piano

AD Classics: Rothko Chapel / Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Eugene Aubry and Mark Rothko

Central St. Giles Court / Renzo Piano & Fletcher Priest Architects

Volcano Buono / RPBW

In Progress:

MUSE Museum of Science / Renzo Piano

Botín Center / Renzo Piano

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Renzo Piano

Satellite Whitney Museum / Renzo Piano

You can also read our editorials Piano’s Progress and The Shard: A Skyscraper for our Post 9/11 World?.

Cite:David Basulto. "AD Interviews: Renzo Piano - Part I" 14 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/272823/ad-interviews-renzo-piano-part-i/>