Renzo Piano [ Wikipedia ] is Italian architect best known for his high-tech public spaces, particularly his design with Richard Rogers for the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Piano’s interest in technology and modern solutions to architectural problems was evident in all his designs, although he increasingly took greater account of the structure’s context.
Among some of his works are Kansai International Airport, Centre Georges Pompidou, Parco della Musica, Shard London Bridge, The New York Times Building, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing.
When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it.