Norman Foster Sketchbooks Volume IV · 1991-1995
The opening year saw the completion of two particularly important works: Stansted, London’s third airport, and Century Tower in Tokyo. Towards the end of 1991, the results of changes made to the practice’s organisational structure became concrete. This was further reflected when in January 1992, its name changed to Sir Norman Foster and Partners, incorporating the title bestowed upon Foster two years previously. By the time of this volume’s close in 1995, the studio would be busy with numerous projects around the globe: in Europe, Japan, the United States and, for the first time, in the Middle East.
As with preceding volumes, the structure here is thematic, with the first part focusing on architectural projects, ordered by individual schemes, and two additional sections: one including schemes which, as recorded in the sketchbooks, did not advance beyond a preliminary design stage; and the other illustrating the varied activities of professional practice. The second part focuses on furniture studies and design ideas, with a concluding miscellany section.
The Norman Foster Sketchbooks series is a new collection celebrating Foster’s career from the 1970s to the present day.