Tag: David Chipperfield

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators"
- David Chipperfield

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators" - David Chipperfield

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 »

British Council announce “explorers”
for Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Dezeen Wire:
 the British Council have revealed the names of architects, curators and researchers who will gather material about exotic places to present at an exhibition entitled Venice Takeaway in the British Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

The list includes London architecture studios dRMM and Aberrant Architecture, as well as London Architecture Diary editor-in-chief Elias Redstone and non-profit organisation Forum for Alternative BelfastMore »

"David Chipperfield to curate 2012
Venice Biennale"- The Guardian

Dezeen Wire:
David Chipperfield is to curate the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, becoming the first British architect to take on the role - The Guardian

The official announcement has been delayed because of Chipperfield's reservations over working with Giulio Malgara, who was expected to become the director of the biennale and is a friend of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Following Berlusconi's decision to stand down it is expected that current director Paolo Baratta will retain the role as biennale director.

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