In just three years, Bogle Architects has generated a portfolio of projects that has made them a new and distinctive force on the international architectural scene. Having previously worked for Foster + Partners on headline projects including the Swiss Re Building, Ian Bogle knows how to collaborate innovatively with major clients, and the projects in this book are unequivocal proof of this.
There is corporate, commercial, educational, and scientific intelligence in the design of these schemes. Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate ambitious and novel treatments of Place, Enclosure, and Surface – which Ian Bogle refers to as "the science and art of architecture, a creative chemistry".
The schemes’ forms and spatial configurations are characteristically bold – not least in the massive campus of the Early Years International School, Singapore, and the Green Building Park Visitor Centre in Beijing. The practice’s design metaphors are equally vivid: sand-ripple facades for an apartment building in Moscow; gleaming lobby walls in the City of London recalling the links in a giant Rolex watch-strap; beach apartments in Zanzibar contained in grid shells that resemble supersized coconut segments.
The creative chemistry is evidently working successfully. Not just for Bogle Architects, but for their clients on three continents.