/ ˈhaɪ ˈtek /
1. Cutting-edge applied science and engineering, usually involving computers and electronics.
2. Sophisticated, often complex, specialized technical innovation. (abbreviation for high technology) In architecture, an approach to design, originating in the UK in the 1970s, which concentrates on technical innovation, often using exposed structure and services as a means of creating exciting forms and spaces. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong, 1986, designed by Norman Foster, is a masterpiece of High Tech architecture.