TEDxMarrakesh – David Chipperfield – Why does everyone hate modern architecture?
In this Tedx talk, David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects was invited to discuss the distrust that people feel about architecture, from a practitioners point of view, with the seductively titled talk: Why does everyone hate modern architecture? Chipperfield asks us to consider architecture of the everyday – buildings that are being built on a daily basis, not the notable and expensive projects that are the exception. In looking at today’s architecture, he laments over what he perceives to be, an unsuccessful way in which the majority of buildings are designed.
David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953. He studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has over 200 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice has won numerous national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including the Stirling Prize 2007 and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. David Chipperfield received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011. David Chipperfield has taught and lectured worldwide.