17 May 2018


Royal Academy Renewed: Integrating Culture With Daily Life – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Academy’s radical extension of its premises including some splendid new exhibition spaces and an imposing new lecture-theatre excites me, but also generates some doubts and mixed feelings.

7 February 2016


Tracey Emin Fights Planning Authority To Knock Down Listed Building

 The Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin, best known for her ‘ Unmade Bed’ installation is at the center of a continuing planning row with Tower Hamlets council. This is the second YBA artist (See: Conservationists Tell Damien Hirst Swimming Pools And Art Don’t Mix) to have caught the attention of the press concerning the over-development of an […]

27 July 2015


Tracey Emin Upsets Neighbours With Plans To Demolish Local Landmark Building

Tracey Emin has come up against opposition from her Shoreditch neighbours, after submitting plans to demolish a local landmark building and replace it with a contemporary David Chipperfield designed home and studio structure. Local conservationists have expressed outrage after an application to demolish the three-storey historic building in Spitalfields, East London became know. Comments on Twitter and on the Facebook […]

11 May 2015


Royal Academy Unveils David Chipperfield Redevelopment Design

The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled designs for a transformative redevelopment which will be completed in time for its 250th anniversary in 2018. The project is supported by a grant of £12.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The designs, by internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA, will link Burlington House and Burlington […]

25 September 2013


David Chipperfield’s Redesign Of Royal Academy Keepers House Opens

The Keeper’s House will open to the public on 30 September following a major redevelopment, transforming facilities for visitors and supporters.  The £6.5 million project has been led by award-winning architects Long & Kentish, with interiors designed by David Chipperfield Architects and the garden designed by leading landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith, while the catering is […]

17 September 2013


Praemium Imperiale Prize Awarded To Gormley, Chipperfield And Pistoletto

The Turner Prize winning Sculptor Antony Gormley, British architect Sir David Chipperfield and painter Michelangelo Pistoletto are amung the recipients of this year’s Praemium Imperiale Honour, awarded by The Japan Art Association. They each receive £95,000 in prize money. The awards were launched 25 years ago to reward five artists for their international impact in […]

10 September 2012


Common Ground The Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 – Review

London Gallerist Joanne Shurvell takes a look at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Britain’s David Chipperfield  – ArtLyst exclusive report.The world’s most impressive showcase of architecture opened last week in Venice and runs until 25 November.  Common Ground, the 13th international Architecture Biennale, is, as the title suggests, about collaboration between architects and […]

1 April 2012


The Rise and Rise Of Architect David Chipperfield

Architect David Chipperfield is having a busy year. The Hepworth in Wakefield and the Turner Contemporary in Margate are up running and have opened to rave reviews . Now he is turning his focus on the refurbishment off the Neue National Gallery Berlin. The project involves the renovation of an iconic structure designed by Mies […]

21 June 2011


David Chipperfield Wins Mies van der Rohe Award

British Architect David Chipperfield who recently won the Pritzker Prize has now received the most prestigious European accolade, the Mies van der Rohe Award. This is the European Union’s prime architecture prize for contemporary architecture. It is presented every two years by the European Commission together with the Mies van der Rohe foundation (Barcelona). This […]

13 April 2011


Turner Contemporary Art Shed Opens In Margate

New Art Monument For Margate    Turner Contemporary which had its unofficial opening last night is an ambitious arts centre hoping to elevate Kent’s Margate, a rundown former seaside resort into what Tate did for St Ives in Cornwall and the Guggenheim for Bilbao in Spain. Margate is shut and shuttered. Much of the town centre […]