David Chipperfield






Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


On the 4th March 2019, at his Berlin Office, DJ (Ana Tostões, editor, and Michel Melenhorst, guest editor) interviewed David Chipperfield, an internationally renowned architect, founder of David Chipperfield Architects (1985) whose work is recognized with important awards such as the RIBA Stirling Prize, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Award) and the Deutscher Architekturpreis.

How to Cite

Tostões, A., & Melenhorst, M. (2019). David Chipperfield. Docomomo Journal, (61), 76–80. https://doi.org/10.52200/61.A.XWQH23QL







Author Biographies

Ana Tostões, University of Lisbon

Ana Tostões PhD is an architect, architecture critic and historian, and is president of Docomomo International and Editor of the Docomomo Journal (www.docomomo.com). Her mandate in Docomomo International, since 2010, has been marked by the transformation of the organisation into a truly worldwide network and the Docomomo Journal into the only international periodical which regularly provides a critical look at the contemporary context focused on a broad vision of the Modern Movement Architecture and its reuse. She is a Full Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she teaches Theory of Architecture and Critical History, and coordinates the Architectonic Culture research group.

Michel Melenhorst, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Michel Melenhorst studied Architecture at the TU Delft, worked at Wiel Arets (1991-1995) and Rem Koolhaas/OMA (1995-1999). Since 2012 he is a Professor for Contextual Design, at the TH-OWL in Germany. Melenhorst leads the RMB project, a consortium of five European universities and docomomo International, dedicated to educating students in the reuse of modernist buildings.