David Chipperfield Architects completes pink visitor centre and chapel at Inagawa Cemetery

A pink pigmented concrete building designed by David Chipperfield’s studio for a cemetery in the Japanese town of Inagawa has been captured in photographs by Edmund Sumner. Inagawa Cemetery is situated on a hillside in the Hokusetsu Mountain Range of the Hyogo prefecture, around 25 miles north of Osaka. David Chipperfield Architects developed the visitor and

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David Chipperfield Architects completes office with “hanging gardens” in Seoul

Korean beauty giant Amorepacific’s cube-shaped headquarters, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is punctuated with voids filled with trees and pools. Arranged around a central courtyard, three of the building’s facades have large voids that open the building to the surrounding city, and serve as platforms for what the architects describe as “hanging gardens”. The 30-storey building

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David Chipperfield Architects “disappointed” after Nobel Center project is blocked by court

A Swedish court has blocked construction of David Chipperfield’s £100 million Nobel Center in Stockholm, stating that it would cause “significant damage” to the city’s historic waterfront. Chipperfield’s firm was left reeling after Sweden’s Land and Environment Court ruled against plans to build cultural centre and permanent home for the Nobel Prize. “Obviously this is not the verdict

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David Chipperfield Designs Ssense’s Flagship Store

British architecture practice David Chipperfield has renovated a 19th-century building in Montreal, creating an avant-garde concept fashion store that is to be the first physical store for Ssense, the leading e-commerce platform which stocks luxury bra…

Watch our talk with David Chipperfield live from Casa Flora in Venice

British architect David Chipperfield speaks to Dezeen editor Amy Frearson about his relationship with Venice in this exclusive talk at Casa Flora to coincide with the Venice Architecture Biennale. Tune in from 4.20pm UK time to watch it live. Frearson talks to the architect about the challenges and opportunities of architectural exhibitions, the role and status of

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David Chipperfield completes major expansion of London’s Royal Academy of Arts

British architect David Chipperfield has upgraded the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with a concrete bridge that connects two buildings, a new auditorium and renovated galleries. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the institution, David Chipperfield Architects has rejuvenated the Royal Academy’s (RA) “unloved building” at 6 Burlington Gardens and connected it to the institution’s main building, Burlington House.

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Adjaye, Ingels and Chipperfield reveal shortlisted designs for Adelaide Contemporary gallery

David Adjaye, Bjarke Ingels and David Chipperfield are among the big-name architects vying to design new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Contemporary is set to become a landmark cultural destination for the Australian city, combining exhibition galleries, research facilities and education spaces with a public sculpture park. There are six teams shortlisted to design it, with

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David Chipperfield reveals visuals of new Edinburgh concert hall

David Chipperfield Architects has released images of a performance centre proposed for Edinburgh, which will become home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Named the IMPACT Centre, the music venue will contain a 1,000 seat auditorium, along with a 200-seat rehearsal space, cafe, bar and dedicated educational spaces. As well as being the home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra,

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David Chipperfield wins competition to design Hamburg’s tallest tower

David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime

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Outrage at luxury Chipperfield development on site of Nazi torture cellars in Hamburg

Protesters have clashed with a developer over plans to transform the Hamburg townhouse where the Gestapo interrogated victims during the second world war into a new urban quarter designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Developers Quantum enlisted Kuehn Malvezzi Architects, Stephen Williams Associates, and Agn Leussmann alongside Chipperfield’s practice to convert a group of four buildings centred around

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David Chipperfield to masterplan overhaul of Minneapolis Institute of Art

British architect David Chipperfield has been selected to reconfigure a major art museum in Minnesota, which includes a 1970s extension designed by modernist Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, also known by the nickname Mia, has enlisted Chipperfield to reconfigure its campus in the Midwestern city’s Whittier neighbourhood. The overhaul is intended to make room

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David Chipperfield to restore historic palace on Venice’s Piazza San Marco

British architect David Chipperfield is to carry out major restoration works on the Procuratie Vecchie on Venice’s Piazza San Marco, which will see the palace opened to the public for the first time in 500 years. Due to be completed in 2020, the project will be a multi-million pound undertaking for its owners, the Italian insurance company the

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David Chipperfield: “Brexit will isolate the UK”

British architect David Chipperfield describes the UK’s departure from the European Union as a “shocking loss” in our final video interview filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. “One of the many reasons I am against Brexit is that it will isolate us,” Chipperfield says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for the Royal

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Centre Pompidou to open Shanghai outpost in David Chipperfield’s West Bund Art Museum

The Centre Pompidou has announced that it will open a Chinese outpost in Shanghai’s David Chipperfield-designed West Bund Art Museum in 2019. Called the Centre Pompidou Shanghai, the new gallery will be installed as part of a long-term cultural cooperation project between France and China that will start in 2019 and run until 2025. The announcement

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“Brexit is an attempt to get out of European regulation. It’s a crisis,” says David Chipperfield

British architect David Chipperfield has claimed the UK’s departure from the European Union will further erode city planning regulations at a time when they are needed most. “We’ve completely destroyed the notion of planning. At a point where we need the most planning, the most engagement, we’ve got the least,” he said, speaking at the annual RIBA International Conference last week. “This

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Royal Academy of Arts announces new architecture gallery as part of Chipperfield renovation

David Chipperfield’s renovation of the Royal Academy of Arts in London will now include a permanent exhibition space for architecture thanks to a seven-figure donation, it was announced today. Chipperfield’s refurbishment of the Burlington Gardens building, which is located to the rear of the Royal Academy’s main entrance off Piccadilly, is set to complete next year to coincide

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David Chipperfield, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong to speak at RIBA International Week

Dezeen promotion: architects David Chipperfield, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong will join Dr Joan Clos of UN-Habitat for the centrepiece conference of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ International Week in July. RIBA International Week, which takes place from 3 to 7 July 2017, is a programme of events and keynote speeches exploring the

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David Chipperfield’s West Village residences finally receive go ahead

After three rejected planning applications, British architect David Chipperfield has been given the go-ahead for a residential building in New York’s West Village. The six-storey apartment building at 11-19 Jane Street received permission from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) earlier this month. This is the fourth time Chipperfield’s plans have been submitted since July

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Royal Gold Medal winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha represents optimism in a time of pessimism, says Chipperfield

Sir David Chipperfield has accused politicians of lacking courage and vision at a time when “ideas and principles are under siege” and said architecture has become “contaminated by cynicism”. Speaking at the RIBA Royal Gold Medal dinner in London last night, Chipperfield praised the work of 2017 medal laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha, saying the

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Tracey Emin to exit London after rejection of her Chipperfield-designed extension

Artist Tracey Emin has announced plans to move her studio from London to the Kent coast, after withdrawing her appeal against the planning rejection of her proposed David Chipperfield-designed extension. The scheme proposed the demolition of a 1920s block on Bell Lane in Spitalfields to make way for a new five-storey building that would extend Emin’s current studio space, allowing her to live

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David Chipperfield’s Museo Jumex photographed by Rory Gardiner

These new images by photographer Rory Gardiner capture the striking sawtooth form of the Mexico City gallery designed by architect David Chipperfield to host one of the largest modern art collections in Latin America. Completed in 2013 and located in Mexico City’s Nuevo Polanco, Museo Jumex is David Chipperfield Architects’ first building in Latin America. It was recently named as one of six projects on the

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David Chipperfield further develops Nobel Center design for public presentation

David Chipperfield Architects has made additional revisions to its plans for the Nobel Center in Stockholm, which were presented to the city earlier today (+ slideshow). Changes to the cultural centre, which will provide a permanent home for the prestigious Nobel Prize for the first time, include subtle modifications to the building’s shape and more More

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Heatherwick, Chipperfield and Adjaye among high-profile architects and designers opposing Brexit

David Chipperfield, Ron Arad, Richard Rogers, David Adjaye and Thomas Heatherwick are among the architects and designers that have signed a letter backing the Remain campaign for the UK’s EU referendum. The letter says that Britain’s “global creative success would be severely weakened” if it was to leave the EU. David Chipperfield, Amanda Levete, Richard Rogers and David Adjaye are More

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David Chipperfield reveals plans to convert US Embassy into Mayfair hotel

Architect David Chipperfield has released details of his plans for the Eero Saarinen-designed US Embassy in London, which his firm will convert into a 137-room hotel. With the embassy set to move to a new home in Nine Elms, the Chancery Building at 30 Grosvenor Square will be completely transformed into a hotel with five More

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Key Operation completes cedar-clad warehouse at Inagawa cemetery

Both charred and red-dyed cedar clad this warehouse by Tokyo studio Key Operation, located at a cemetery in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture where David Chipperfield is also adding new buildings (+ slideshow). Key Operation worked with architect Akira Hanjo of Kobe-based Atelier Fish on the Inagawa Cemetery Warehouse, which sits at the entrance to the Inagawa Reien cemetery. David Chipperfield Architects is designing a chapel and visitors’ More

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Chipperfield’s plans for Tracey Emin residence and studio rejected

David Chipperfield Architects’ proposal for a new east London home and studio for British artist Tracey Emin has been refused planning permission for being too contemporary. Chipperfield’s scheme, which proposed the demolition of a 1920s block at 66-68 Bell Lane to make way for a new five-storey building, was turned down by the development committee at the London Borough More

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David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto unveil visions for “Paris of tomorrow”

Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield and Manuelle Gautrand are among the winning architects in a competition seeking innovative design proposals for 23 sites across the French capital (+ slideshow). Spearheaded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Reinventer Paris competition called for architects and developers to team up and develop plans for numerous key sites around the city, from old More

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Work starts on David Chipperfield-designed museum beside the Taj Mahal

British architect David Chipperfield has unveiled his design for a museum in Agra, India, which is now under construction next to the Taj Mahal. Scheduled to open next year, the Mughal Museum is one of four new tourist attractions being built in the city. According to David Chipperfield Architects, it will accommodate 5,200 square metres of permanent More

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Architecture doesn’t have to be complicated says David Chipperfield

British architect David Chipperfield describes his approach to designing The Bryant, his first New York residential tower, in a new video about the project (+ movie). The three-minute film shows footage of Chipperfield’s studio and renderings of the new tower, which is rising on a site across from Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. Images of More

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Chipperfield unveils design for partially buried concert hall in Germany

David Chipperfield Architects has released images of its design for a half-submerged concert hall bracketed by textured concrete walls in southern Germany (+ slideshow). Chipperfield’s Berlin office won a competition to design the Carmen Würth Forum in 2006 for the cultural foundation supported by Adolf Würth, a German screw and tool manufacturer. The forum’s chamber music hall More

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David Chipperfield reveals £185 million masterplan for Berlin brewery

David Chipperfield Architects has unveiled plans to refurbish a 19th-century brewery in Berlin, adding a trio of new buildings to house a gallery, restaurants and a medical innovation centre (+ slideshow). The former Bötzow Brewery near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz was severely bomb-damaged during the second world war but never rebuilt. Chipperfield’s Berlin office is working on a masterplan to repair More

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David Chipperfield’s first New York residential tower to open in 2017

Images of British architect David Chipperfield’s first residential tower in Manhattan have been released to entice buyers into purchasing luxury units starting at $2 million (£1.3 million). Called The Bryant, the 33-storey building, which will contain apartments and a hotel, is rising across the street from Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. Rectilinear in form, the […]

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Chipperfield boycotts opening of his Milan museum amid legal proceedings

British architect David Chipperfield has refused to attend the opening of his Museo delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan, and is seeking court action over “defects” in the project. In a statement posted on the David Chipperfield Architects website, the firm claimed it had “played no part in the artistic supervision” of the building’s fit-out, […]

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David Chipperfield creates “village” of stone dwellings in Hangzhou marshland

David Chipperfield Architects has completed a series of stone apartments raised on plinths above the surface of a water garden in Hangzhou, eastern China (+ slideshow). The Xixi Wetland Estate was designed by the British architect’s Berlin and Shanghai offices for the Xixi National Wetland Park. The park stands on the outskirts of the city, which is located at one end of the world’s longest artificial […]

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David Chipperfield scales back plans for Nobel Center in Stockholm

David Chipperfield has “significantly reduced” the size of his proposed Nobel Center in the Swedish capital in response to concerns from the public (+ slideshow). Following consultations with local residents and stakeholders, the British architect has altered the size and proportions of his competition-winning design for a new home for the Nobel Prize to better integrate […]

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David Chipperfield references historic lemon houses with hillside villas on Lake Garda

David Chipperfield Architects has completed a pair of holiday villas inspired by lemon houses on a hillside overlooking Italy’s largest lake (+ slideshow). The British architect’s Berlin office paired rugged stone walls with timber and concrete pergolas to recreate the aesthetic of Lake Garda’s famous limonaias – buildings where lemon trees are cultivated behind high walls. Related story: David Chipperfield’s Fayland House conceived […]

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David Chipperfield’s Fayland House conceived as a “large earthwork” in the English countryside

Pale white brickwork, broad columns and a courtyard planted with trees are all features of this country house in the Chiltern Hills by architect David Chipperfield, which was recently named the world’s best new house (+ slideshow). Designed by the British architect for a property developer and his wife in Buckinghamshire, Fayland House is a […]

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David Chipperfield reveals plans for Royal Academy of Arts overhaul

David Chipperfield has today unveiled his plans to reconfigure and renovate the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which will include building a bridge between two historic buildings. Described by the London-based architect as “a series of subtle interventions”, the development will include connecting Burlington House, the grand Palladian house used by the Royal Academy […]

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“Shocking” journalism drives a wedge between architects and society says David Chipperfield

Architect David Chipperfield has attacked the way the British press reports on architecture and accused journalists of damaging the profession. Speaking to Dezeen today, the British architect claimed that some newspapers and trade publications are “obsessed” with presenting minor issues with buildings as major setbacks. “The unfortunate thing is the Anglo-Saxon press,” he said. “It’s […]

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David Chipperfield disowns Milan museum over “war of the floor”

David Chipperfield has renounced his Città delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan after a “pathetic dispute” over the quality of flooring material used. The British architect has accused Milan officials of ignoring his design and installing a poor quality stone floor throughout the £44 million complex, which is due to open later this month in the Italian city. […]

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David Chipperfield chosen to extend the Metropolitan Museum of Art

British architect David Chipperfield has been selected to design a new wing for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it had appointed David Chipperfield’s firm to rebuild its southwest wing for modern and contemporary art. Gallery space for the museum’s collection will be increased, the existing roof garden will double […]

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Concrete volumes are fused with an old piano factory to create David Chipperfield’s Berlin office

David Chipperfield’s Berlin team added four concrete blocks to a former piano factory in Mitte to create their studio (+ slideshow). David Chipperfield first offered a glimpse of his firm’s new building, completed in late 2013, as part of the Where Architects Live exhibition in Milan last April. Related story: David Chipperfield’s Moganshan Road office […]

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David Chipperfield’s Moganshan Road office building features an all-copper facade

A grid of muted copper frames the large windows of this slender office building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield for a park-side site in Hangzhou, China (+ slideshow). David Chipperfield Architects, whose Milan gallery complex is currently nearing completion, created the ten-storey office block for a site on Moganshan Road, just south of the […]

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David Chipperfield’s City of Culture nears completion in Milan

News: these new images show the interiors and exteriors of David Chipperfield’s soon-to-complete museum and gallery complex in a converted steel factory in Milan (+ slideshow). David Chipperfield won a competition in 2000 to design the Città delle Culture (City of Culture) complex in the former Ansaldo factory, located south-west of the city in the […]

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The UK “is not interested in funding” public buildings says David Chipperfield

Interview: the UK is a difficult place to “do architecture” thanks to the dominance of the commercial sector and a lack of government investment says British architect David Chipperfield, whose firm is refurbishing Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. “The state is not interested in funding” building projects for the public sector in the UK, Chipperfield […]

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