Tech to High Tech

Date: Thursday 13 January 1983
Time: 00:00
Running time: 112 mins

Bruce Martin, Martin Richardson, Richard Rogers, Hugh Morris

Prefabrication is the topic for this AA membership dinner. During the Second World War, and after, prefrabrication provided a speed of erection and a quality of standard design and technology not easily afforded for one-off buildings. The AA trained many of the architects involved while also providing a forum where practising architects were able to discuss and develop new ideas. By 1965, over 170 prefabricated systems were on the market, many based on pre-cast concrete. By the 1980s few of these systems remained but the essence of the high-quality engineering survived in the 'high-tech' style in one-off buildings.Hugh Morris - IntroductionBruce Martin - The Hertfordshire schools systemsAM Gear - Prefabricated housing in the 1940s.Martin Richardson - High-rise pre-cast concrete flats. Richard Rogers - High-techFollowed by discussion chaired by Hugh Morris

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