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High Tech Style Guide

High Tech architecture celebrates and accentuates a building’s construction. It is characterised by lightweight materials, steel and glass, transparent walls, exposed beams and cables and service areas, often picked out in bright colours. Interiors are flexible and spacious.

What to look for in a High Tech building:

  • Steel and Glass
  • Flexible Interiors
  • Expressed Construction
  • Bright Colours
  • Lightweight Materials

Explore these galleries from the RIBA Collections illustrating the main features of High Tech.

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The Point, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

RIBA89814
Building Design Partnership
NOTES: This was designed as an entertainment centre comprising 10 cinemas, a restaurant, a bingo hall and discotheque.

Leadenhall Building, City of London: detail of a steel support

RIBA93847
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
NOTES: The building is known colloquially as the 'Cheesegrater'.

Leadenhall Building, City of London: the washrooms

RIBA93857
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
NOTES: The building is known colloquially as the 'Cheesegrater'. The building services are located in a separate service tower, which is characterised by bright yellow steelwork.

Leadenhall Building, City of London: inside a lift shaft looking down, at the rear of the building

RIBA93867
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
NOTES: The building is known colloquially as the 'Cheesegrater'. The building services are located in a separate service tower, which is characterised by bright yellow steelwork.

Leadenhall Building, City of London: the ventilation shafts at street level

RIBA93911
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
NOTES: The building is known colloquially as the 'Cheesegrater'.

Leadenhall Building, City of London: the entrance foyer

RIBA93921
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
NOTES: The building is known colloquially as the 'Cheesegrater'.

Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, City of London

RIBA105255
Foster & Partners
NOTES: Known colloquially as The Gherkin.

Factory extension for Bespak Industries Ltd., North Industrial Estate, King's Lynn, Norfolk: the open-plan offices

RIBA109569
Cambridge Design
NOTES: See RIBA109529 for a black and white version of this image.

Ludwig Erhard House (Berlin Stock Exchange), Berlin

RIBA113533
Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners

Schlumberger Research Laboratories, Cambridge

RIBA2192-60
Michael Hopkins & Partners

Lloyd's building, Lime Street, City of London

RIBA2580-11
Richard Rogers Partnership

Stansted Airport, Essex, at night

RIBA3507-62
Foster Associates

Channel 4 headquarters, Horseferry Road, London

RIBA6013
Richard Rogers Partnership
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