David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. The practice now has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. He was Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart from 1995 to 2001 and Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University in 2011, and he has taught and lectured world- wide at schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2012 David Chipperfield curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
Valentino Flagship Store
The Valentino New York Flagship Store is situated on Fifth Avenue in the former Takashimaya Department Store, designed by John Burgee and Philip Johnson, which opened in 1993. The 1,100 square metre flagship store (1,400 square metres includingbasement) officially opened on 1 August 2014. It continues the new Store Concept developed for Valentino by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with the brand’s Creative Directors in 2012. By combining old and new, the Store Concept generatesa palazzo-like atmosphere, steering away from a showroom approach of a traditional boutique and promoting a more architectural retail format instead.
One Kensington Gardens
The One Kensington Gardens residential development, in London, is located on a prominent site facing Kensington Gardens, bounded by Victoria Road and De Vere Gardens. The project comprises 97 high-quality residential units and includes the internal reorganization of the existing site and three new buildings facing Kensington Road, Victoria Road and Canning Passage, respectively. It also involves the reuse and incorporation of the nineteenth-century terraced house facades along Victoria Road and De Vere Gardens, which sit within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s De Vere Gardens Conservation Area.
Located on a triangular site within the Polanco area of Mexico City, this new museum building exhibits part of one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in Latin America—Colección Jumex—and is part of a wider urban redevelopment. Overlooked by large commercial buildings, the constrained site is delineated by the major street Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca railway line and an adjacent property to the east.