Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Complete Works

Renzo Piano is an architect who eschews fashions of form or theory, concerning himself instead with the potential of a particular situation and moment, meeting the challenges of the programme, pushing the limits of technology and responding to the topography or urban fabric of the building’s site. A record of Piano’s architecture over four decades, this series draws out themes and sets the work in a critical context.

‘Peter Buchanan’s text is insightful, informative and sympathetic to Piano's approach. His commentary provides the context for the projects, while offering a scholarly and convincing appraisal of the work. The book does not try to create a single narrative encompassing all the featured projects; it is more akin to a collection of beautifully crafted short stories – a format well suited to taking the reader through this widely diverse work.’
— The Architect’s Journal, Books of the Year, 2000
David Jenkins
Mark Vernon-Jones
Phaidon Press

290 × 250mm
Hb c.300 colour
200 b&w illustrations

Volume 1
0 7148 2809 2

Volume 2
0 7148 2859 9

Volume 3
0 7148 3543 9