David Chipperfield Architects. 1984 - 2021
Respectful with the history and the genius loci, but radically contemporary; based on a language of clean geometry, but essentially material; signature architecture, but at the service of the community. This is how we could describe the professional career of the British architect David Chipperfield, whose studio founded in 1985 has a polycentric organization today with offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Under the title David Chipperfield Architects 1984-2021, Arquitectura Viva offers a detailed presentation of 65 selected works and projects in a hardcover volume in a fully bilingual Spanish-English edition of 352 pages. The works are accompanied by a series of articles —by Luis Fernández-Galiano, Sebastian Redecke, Deyan Sudjic, Flora Samuel, Richard Ingersoll, Deborah Berke and David Chipperfield—, which take stock of a concise and coherent architecture that tackles the discipline's fundamental principles (space, light, geometry), and that shows its capacity to adapt to the different ecosystems of globalization.