7 April 2015

British architect Richard Rogers is gifting the seminal Wimbledon home he designed for his parents in the late 1960s to the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The house is listed and considered to be one of the most important residential buildings in Britain. Rogers has said it was a precursor to the Pompidou Centre he designed with Renzo Piano. Featuring a radically flexible interior, Rogers explained "It's a single-storey house, it's steel and highly insulated, it's transparent, the bathroom is very compact and all the partitions can move – you can see a link from that to the Pompidou with the difference being about a thousand times the scale."