Lloyd’s 1 : 1

Michael Eidenbenz
Lloyd’s 1 : 1
The Currency of the Architectural Mock-Up

2021. 16,5 × 24,5 cm, softcover
Circa 230 pages, 260 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-412-8
CHF 48.00 / EUR 46.00

Preface by Sacha Menz
Foreword by Markus Peter
Translated by Jennifer Bartmess
Designed by Philippe Mouthon


The Lloyd’s building in London was constructed in the early 1980s based on a vi­sion­ary design by Richard Rogers and Partners. Its planning and construction transformed the ideas of megastructure and intelligent environment into built reality. Mock-ups (prototypic full-size models) played a crucial role in this, enabling Rogers’ team to test and refine the necessary novel constructions and procedures to minimize the risks of such an ­ambitious project. Lloyd’s 1 : 1 is the first case study of one of the most important building projects of the late modern era. It showcases pre­viously unpublished ma­ter­ial from the ­archives of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Josef Gartner and Arup to reconstruct the planning process and demonstrate the working methods. Ex­amples of how mock-ups were used as research or planning ­instruments highlight their ­relevance for further developing building culture.

Forthcoming in spring 2021

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