Amorepacific headquarters post occupancy energy evaluation

Following its first year of being fully operational, the Amorepacific headquarters’ engineering designers Arup have conducted an evaluation of the building’s overall annual energy consumption. For this study, the building’s performance data was measured and compared with benchmarks for South Korean commercial buildings. The findings show that the building is using 50% less electricity and gas than these internationally comparable benchmark values, demonstrating that the low energy design approach has been successfully carried through into operation.

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Domus N.1046

The May issue of Domus is now available. This month’s expanded editorial agenda looks at the topic of shelter and home. While many of us find ourselves adjusting to our new domestic isolation in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, the issue reflects on the role of architecture in addressing the worldwide disparity of living conditions through essays by Tomà Berlanda, Richard Sennett and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani.

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Covid-19 update

The health and safety of our staff, clients and collaborators is our most important responsibility. In light of the present COVID-19 outbreak, we are adopting several new processes in our offices to ensure that we can continue to work as efficiently as possible on all our projects. These processes respond to the local conditions for each office. We remain open, fully functional and committed to continuing our work, and can be contacted through the usual channels.

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Face to Face with David Chipperfield

Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs interviews David Chipperfield for the latest in their new podcast series Face to Face. David talks about his early projects in Japan, Italy and Germany, explaining how practicing as a British architect in other countries and cultures has influenced the way he works. He also talks about the changing role of the architect and emphasises the importance of using your voice to make progress and generate debate. This is one of the reasons why he accepted the opportunity to be guest-editor of Domus magazine throughout 2020, a project that he also introduces during the conversation.

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David Chipperfield Architects wins urban planning competition in Berlin

Following an urban planning competition, the design for the Georg-Knorr-Park quarter in Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin with Wirtz International Landscape Architects, was selected as the winning proposal by an expert jury.

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As a continuation of Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James-Simon-Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, completing the ensemble between the Kupfergraben canal and Neues Museum. Together with the ‘Archaeological Promenade’, it forms the backbone of the master plan that was developed in 1999 and adopted as the basis for all further planning on Museum Island. The building is sited on a narrow strip of land where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s ‘Neuer Packhof’ administration building stood until 1938.

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This residential project, won in competition, is located at the south-west corner of the Colville Estate, a housing development in Hackney, east London, built in the 1950s. It forms part of Hackney Council’s programme of redevelopment across the borough that calls for around 2,500 new homes to be built over the coming years. Karakusevic Carson Architects was originally commissioned to develop a comprehensive masterplan, which was adopted in 2011. The two residential towers, 16 and 20 storeys respectively, form part of this masterplan and are intended for private sale to co-fund the larger redevelopment of the estate.

Neues Museum

The Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island was designed by Friedrich
August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859. Extensive bombing during
the Second World War left the building in ruins, with entire sections
missing completely and others severely damaged. Few attempts at repair
were made after the war, and the structure was left exposed to nature.
In 1997, David Chipperfield Architects won the international competition
for the rebuilding of the Neues Museum in collaboration with Julian

James-Simon-Galerie Berlin

Texts by Adrian von Buttlar, Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, Regula Lüscher , Martin Maischberger, Olaf Matthers, Rafael Moneo, Andreas Scholl, Peter-Klaus Schuster, Alexander Schwarz, Heinrich Wefing, Hans Witschurke, Richard Sennett in conversation with David Chipperfield. Photography by Thomas Struth

Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Date: 2019


AV Monograph 209-210

Texts by Deborah Berke, Luis Fernández-Galiano, Richard Ingersoll, Sebastian Redecke, Flora Samuel and Deyan Sudjic. This survey features an examination of 36 works by David Chipperfield Architects.

Publisher: Arquitectura Viva SL, Madrid, Spain
Date: 2019


DCA London signs declaration on climate crisis by leading UK practices

David Chipperfield Architects London is one of the lead signatories of a recent declaration on climate crisis. This declaration details a series of pledges that inform our design process and actively encourage clients to develop sustainable buildings.

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