Sikkens Prize 2015: interview with architect David Chipperfield

Sikkens Prize 2015: interview with architect David Chipperfield

The 2015 Sikkensprijs was awarded to internationally acclaimed English architect David Chipperfield (1953). His spatial compositions achieve a delicate balance between color, materiality and texture. The jury wrote:

“Chipperfield bases his architecture on the understanding and interpretation of specific contexts. His pursuit of continuity is supported by a thoughtful use of color and materials.”

I had the pleasure to interview him at the award ceremony. You can watch the entire interview below.

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Interview David Chipperfield

Interview David Chipperfield

‘Chipperfield baseert zijn architectuur op het begrip en de interpretatie van de specifieke context. Zijn streven naar continuïteit wordt ondersteund door een weloverwogen toepassing van kleur en materiaal.’

De Sikkensprijs 2015 is uitgereikt aan de internationaal bekende Britse architect David Chipperfield (1953). In zijn ruimtelijke composities brengt hij een zorgvuldige balans aan tussen kleur, materialiteit en textuur.

Bij de uitreiking van deze prijs had ik het genoegen hem over zijn werk te interviewen. Bekijk hier hele interview terug.

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Designed for the Future: Het Schieblock

Designed for the Future: Het Schieblock

In Designed for the Future, Jared Green asked eighty global leaders who shape our built and natural environments the same question: what gives you hope that a sustainable future is possible? I contributed a short essay about ZUS Architects and its transformation of Het Schieblock, an abandoned office building from the sixties, into the center of the revitalized neighborhood. Read my piece  below.

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Double Dutch Masterwork

Double Dutch Masterwork

Toward the end of the last century, the Mauritshuis ’s popularity grew rapidly and quarters became cramped, expansion was needed. The museum was able to rent space across the street at Plein 26, a brick Art Deco addition to a private club, but connecting the two builiding in the dense historic centre of the Hague, was not an easy slam dunk. Read my article on how a design team digged down to artfully connect a historic museum to a building across the way, published in Architectural Record. Read the article…

Architectural Record: Mauritshuis is a double Dutch masterwork

Architectural Record: Mauritshuis is a double Dutch masterwork

Toward the end of the last century, the Mauritshuis’ popularity grew rapidly and quarters became cramped, expansion was needed. The museum was able to rent space across the street at Plein 26, a brick Art Deco addition to a private club, but connecting the two builiding in the dense historic centre of the Hague, was not an easy slam dunk. Read my article for Architectural Record on how a design team digged down to artfully connect a historic museum to a building across the way. Read the article…