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Building Stories

Updated Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Meet the architects and explore the stories behind some of Britain's most iconic buildings.

This feature was created in support of the BBC Four series The Brits Who Built The Modern World. It was also inspired by the RIBA season of events that tell the story of why and how British architecture developed globally from 1750 to the present.

In the interactive you will meet Sir Roger Foster and get to know his building for the Wills, Faber and Dumas Headquarters in Ipswich. The secrets of Sir Terry Farrell's MI6 Building in London will be revealed, and Sir Richard Rogers will show you around his Senedd, the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff.

Image still taking from the Building Stories interactive feature on OpenLearn Select the image above to begin

Instructions: Select one of the three buildings to begin. Each story contains interactive activities and these are highlighted either within the animation or the voiceover. 

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Transcripts of the animations are also available: 

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