David Chipperfield has filled the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin with 144 tree trunks – the museum's final exhibition before renovation work by the British architect starts. More »
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British architect David Chipperfield has completed a new gallery building at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri (+ slideshow). More »
Dezeen is in Venice this week for the preview of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens to the public on Wednesday and runs until 25 November.
See our photos from the first day on Facebook, see all our preview stories here and watch our interview with director of the biennale David Chipperfield here, in which he urges the profession to address “the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with” in order to avoid becoming merely “urban decorators.”
Above image: Vessel by O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects in the Arsenale
With the Venice Architecture Biennale opening next week, here's a full transcript of our interview with its director David Chipperfield, who explains the thinking behind this year's theme, Common Ground.
Chipperfield stresses the need for the profession to address "the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with." Otherwise he says, architects risk being relegated to being "urban decorators." Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »
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