Hopkins in the City

Adam Caruso, Helen Thomas (eds.)
Hopkins in the City

2019. 24 x 32 cm, clothbound
216 pages, 83 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-392-3
CHF 75.00 / EUR 72.00

Contributions by Adam Caruso, Helen Thomas, Michael Hopkins, Reem Almannai, Victoria Easton, Bernd Schmutz, Florian Summa, Paul Vermeulen
Photographs by Hélène Binet
Designed by Moiré


A transformation occurred in the work of Michael Hopkins and Partners during the 1980s and 1990s that was achieved at its highest level in the five urban buildings explored in this book. Relatively unknown outside Great Britain, Hopkins presents his perspective at that time in his lecture ‘Technology Comes to Town’, here published and balanced by building studies from five contemporary European architects. Essays by Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas frame the British scene in which the fundamental issues of technology, style and context that run through discussions of 20th century architecture are revisited. The presence of these themes in Hopkins’s architecture is revealed through survey drawings and new photographs of the buildings by Hélène Binet.

Adam Caruso studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal. After working for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates, he founded St John Architects together with Peter St John Caruso, with offices in London (1990) and Zurich (2010). He holds a chair in architecture and construction at ETH Zurich.

Helen Thomas studied architecture at Liverpool University and received a doctorate in art history and theory from the University of Essex. As editor and author, she works for various institutions.

Michael Hopkins (*1935) and Patty (Patricia) Hopkins (*1942) studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. After working with Frederick Gibberd and partnering with Norman Foster Associates, Michael Hopkins founded Michael Hopkins and Partners (now Hopkins Architects) in London in 1976 with his wife Patty, who had previously run her own office.