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Tanzhaus Zürich Cultural Center / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

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Campus Joachimstraße / David Chipperfield Architects

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Kegelbahn Wülknitz Bowling & Sports Facilities / KO/OK Architektur

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  • Architects: KO/OK Architektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  700.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/br1dotcom/7886397506'>Flickr user br1dotcom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © Flickr user br1dotcom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The career of British architect David Chipperfield (born 18 December 1953) has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany's Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground.

Neues Museum. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnnieuwendijk/4230574853'>Flickr user stijnnieuwendijk</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a> The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak Museo Jumex. Image © Simon Menges Museum of Modern Literature. Image © Ute Zscharnt + 15

Hoxton Press Buildings / David Chipperfield Architects

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West Bund Museum / David Chipperfield Architects

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Shanghai, China

Xixi Wetland Estate / David Chipperfield

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Hangzhou, China

James-Simon-Galerie / David Chipperfield Architects

View towards the main entrance. Image © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects Connection with Pergamon museum. Image © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects View from terrace towards Neues Museum. Image © Simon Menges Main internal staircase. Image © Simon Menges + 39

Berlin, Germany
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10900.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Schöck

Two - Field Sportshall / Atelier st

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Zwickau, Germany
  • Architects: Atelier st
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1850.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Iconic Awards 2019: David Chipperfield Win “Architects of the Year”

The winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Architecture competition, have been announced. The “Architects of the Year” went to David Chipperfield Architects, and “Interior Designers of the Year” was granted to Snarkitecture. As for the “Architects’ Client of the Year” prize, it was presented to the city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany.

David Chipperfield's New Museum Island Gallery Opens in Berlin

David Chipperfield's James-Simon-Galerie has opened on Museum Island in Berlin. The project serves as a new entrance between the Kupfergraben canal and the Neues Museum. The design was made to welcome large numbers of visitors while housing all the additional facilities needed by the museum. Featuring an iconic colonnade above a stone plinth, the project was made to express a classical piano nobile.

James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Ute Zscharnt James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Ute Zscharnt + 9

Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects

Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Inside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects", this article shows the spaces occupied by some of the best-known architects in the world. Documented for an exhibition that will be featured at the Milan Design Week 2014, the images give a glimpse inside the private worlds of some of our favorite designers.

It's a cliche that architects have messy workspaces. From chaos comes creation, so the phrase goes. But an upcoming exhibition at this year's Salone del Mobile intends to dispel the myth. Studio Mumbai.

Curator Francesca Molteni interviewed each of the designers in their private homes and came away with one finding: architects are actually quite tidy. The studios are all pristinely ordered; books are neatly stowed away, figurines and objets astutely displayed, and table tops swept clean. The photographs below are part of the exhibition materials, produced with the help of scenographer Davide Pizzigoni, which faithfully document the physical environments in images, video, and audio. These will be used to recreate the architects’ “rooms” at Salone del Mobile in April.

Where Architects Live is not limited to satisfying our curiosity about what these architects’ homes look like. Richard Rogers’ affirmation that “a room is the beginning of a city” resonates with the project’s aim in trying to articulate its subjects’ personal tastes and obsessions, and how those are reflected in their architectural work.

Read on to see more images of the inside of architects' homes and studios

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Fabrizio Barozzi Celebrates the Uniqueness of Different Contexts in Architecture

Past, Present, Future is an interview project by Itinerant Office, asking acclaimed architects to share their perspectives on the constantly evolving world of architecture. Each interview is split into three video segments: Past, Present, and Future, in which interviewees discuss their thoughts and experiences of architecture through each of those lenses. The first episode of the project featured 11 architects from Italy and the Netherlands and Episode II is comprised of interviews with 13 architects from Spain, Portugal, France, and Belgium.

The goal of the series is to research these successful firms and attempt to understand their methods and approaches. By hopefully gaining a clearer picture of what it means to be an architect in the 21st century, the videos can also serve as inspiration for the next generation of up-and-coming architects and students as they enter the field.

Kindergarten Würenlingen / Malte Kloes Architekten + Estrada Reichen Architekten

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Würenlingen, Switzerland

Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts / BAROZZI VEIGA

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Lausanne, Switzerland

School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of 70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects

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