A view of a master of the confluence of engineering and architecture

STUART NATHAN | September 14, 2018

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As I wrote in our current issue’s interview feature, architects are not engineers. However, to the octogenarian architect Renzo Piano, whose best-known buildings include the Pompidou Centre in Paris and London’s Shard skyscraper, the two disciplines are intimately interwoven, and throughout his long career he has engaged with innovative materials and construction techniques taken from the more mainstream engineering disciplines to a greater degree than most other architects.

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