This modern architectural structure, composed of a blend of stainless steel, glass and concrete is the headquarters of the world’s largest marine insurance company, Lloyd’s of London.
Designed by Richard Rogers, this building has left an impressive mark on the city skyline of central London.
Commercially-produced die-cut origamic architecture pop-up card and envelope.
Cards measure 16cm by 11cm (about 6 1/4 inches by 4 5/16 inches) when closed.
Design by Masahiro Chatani.
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Sometimes referred to as the Inside-Out Building, the Lloyd’s building is a well-known example of Richard Rogers’ modern Bowellism style, which tried to maximize interior space by placing services (such as ducts and elevators) on the exterior. Built between 1961 and 1986, the building has three main and three service towers around a rectangular central space. The ground floor contains the Underwriting Room (also known as “the Room”), overlooked by galleries creating a 60m (197 ft) atrium with a huge barrel-vaulted glass ceiling providing natural light. It’s fourteen floors rise to 88m (289 ft).
The Lloyd’s building has been used as a location in numerous films, including the recent Guardians of the Galaxy and the infamous 1995 movie Hackers.