AD Classics: Inmos Microprocessor Factory / Richard Rogers Partnership
Built at the time of the computer-chip boom, construction had to be completed within one year, a factor which would greatly influence the design.
"Architecture has developed from man's need to order the world in space and time, which is a precondition to its being accessible to our understanding. It is problem solving in the environmental field where logic is transposed into form by art, combining science with art, the practical with the abstract, the measurable with the immeasurable. The science of architecture constantly progresses: science which proves more efficient supplements outdated science. Art in architecture, however, does not make linear progress; it is dependent on symbolism, and develops more randomly through philosophical and visual analysis. Art encompasses our hopes and beliefs beyond the limit of the immediate."