David Chipperfield is an architect who serves as inspiration for many artists. His eye on all aspects of architecture and design is fascinated by the intensity and feeling that his projects present.

Architect Day: David Chipperfield

Photos from site davidchipperfield.co.uk.

Sir David Alan Chipperfield was born in London in 1953. He studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association in London. After graduation he worked in large offices such as Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, which he had a great experience acquiring extensive knowledge, certainly serving as inspiration for his own work.

In 1984 he founded his own firm, David Chipperfield Architects and has accumulated more than 40 national and international competitions, behind them the RIBA, RFAC, AIWA Awards and RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007. He now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and a representative in Shanghai.

Architect Day: David Chipperfield

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Ernsting Service Centre, Germany. Photography: Christian Richters

"I relish the enjoyment of daily rituals, whether this is taking a bath in a beautiful bathroom, eating breakfast from a simple oak table or reading by a perfect lamp. In my designs, I try to make simple, beautiful and functional objects."

Architect Day: David Chipperfield

Architect Day: David Chipperfield

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
House in Berlin, Germany. Photography: Stefan Muller / Christian Richters

David Chipperfield has is his projects a high standard of finish and clean lines and sketches, leading to very elegant and functional results. His concept can be seen both as a great work in a small object design. He has a long list of projects underway and being built. In 2008, David Alan Chipperfield was awarded for his services to architecture in the United Kingdom and Germany.

"I wanted people to be able to find their way about but also to be able to lose themselves."

River and Rowing Museum, Henley-in-Thames, UK

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Dennis Gilbert / Richard Bryant

Private Apartment in Kensington, London, UK

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet

Private House in Richmond, Surrey, UK

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet / Dennis Gilbert

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet / Dennis Gilbert

Private House in Corrubedo, Galicia, Spain

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Helene Binet

Gormley Studio, London, UK

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Richard Bryant

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Richard Bryant

Figge Art Museum, Iowa, USA

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Joerg von Bruchhausen

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Joerg von Bruchhausen

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Joerg von Bruchhausen

Des Moines Public Library, Iowa, USA

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects and Des Moines Public Library / Farshid Assassi

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects and Des Moines Public Library / Farshid Assassi

BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, UK

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Peter Cook

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Peter Cook

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Peter Cook

America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents”, Valencia, Spain

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Hisao Suzuki / Francesco Ferri

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Hisao Suzuki / Francesco Ferri

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Hisao Suzuki / Francesco Ferri

Liangzhu Museum, Liangzhu Cultural Village, China

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Am Kupfergraben 10, Berlin, Germany

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Iona Marinescu

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Iona Marinescu

Ninetree Village, Hangzhou, China

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Shu Re

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Shu Re

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / Shu Re

MW Orthopaedic Centre, Munich, Germany

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Thomas Weinberger

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Thomas Weinberger

Kivik Art Centre Pavillon, Kivik, Sweden

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Gerry Johansson

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Gerry Johansson

Campus Audiovisual, Barcelona, Spain

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Duccio Malagamba

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Duccio Malagamba

Townhouse O-10, Berlin, Germany

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Joerg von Bruchhausen / Ute Zscharnt

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Joerg von Bruchhausen / Ute Zscharnt

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska, USA

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / David Chipperfield Architects

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters / David Chipperfield Architects

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

Architect Day: David Chipperfield
Christian Richters

About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.