A Place For All People. Richard Rogers is one of the most prominent figures in the world of architecture. Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, he is a respected British architect known for his love of modernist and functionalist design whose buildings include the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyds Building in the City of London. A Place For All People is a visually stunning coffee table book which gives an insight, not only into the life of Rogers but the buildings that inspired him and the vision he has for our world. A Place For All People brings together buildings old and new, with intelligent discussion about how humans impact the environment and how we will all find a place to live in the ever-shrinking world of the future. A Place For All People starts where all good books should. At the beginning. The glossy pages are filled with photos from 1940's Europe and the buildings which first inspired Rogers, but also those which he called home growing up. From here, the book takes us through Rogers rich, rewarding, and inspirational life. This is not solely a book about architecture. The pages share a vibrant life of activism, politics, love, entrepreneurship, business, and family. There is even a stoush with Prince Charles which I feel still burns intensely with Rogers. "All good architecture is an expression of its age, materials, and technology." -Richard Rogers The book is full of detail, beautiful buildings, and designs. Yet, there is also important discussion about 'what comes after?'. Buildings last for hundreds of years, but services and technology inside outdate much quicker. Buildings need to be able to adapt and house new services easily, otherwise, the buildings become rubble, and we start again, losing great design and our history. The environment is now a priority when designing new buildings, which was not much of a consideration in the 70's and 80's.