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chris Dyson

chris Dyson

Central London, Spitalfields

Since establishing Chris Dyson Architects in 2004, Chris has worked on a variety of projects. The practice has built a fine reputation for working in conservation areas on historic and listed buildings. The practice prides itself on a very high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design, applying design intelligence to every project.
In 2104 chris established a partnership with Gideon Purser and Mathew Witts, both former long term associates in the practice. Harry whittaker now heads up a small studio in Bath.
Chris has also collaborated with Sir Terry Farrell, James Stirling and Michael Wilford on numerous high profile projects since completing his studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, with a particular interest in striking and original design concepts with particular care given to function, culture and environmental issues. Chris lives and works in Spitalfields central London, where his practice also works on the conservation an

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  • Comment on: Sadie Morgan heads up new HS2 design review panel

    chris Dyson's comment 23-Mar-2015 12:24 pm

    fantastic and imaginative selection HS2 is a great opportunity for this country to celebrate the diversity of places and their identities, making memorable and long lasting experiences building on the great and globally inspiring railway heritage of this country...if in any doubt always the best quality please...

  • Comment on: MIPIM: 10 things we learned

    chris Dyson's comment 18-Mar-2015 10:53 am

    I think it was especially stimulating this year - there needs to be more young talented architects out there at MIPIM, as Rab Bennett suggests there is a market out there for really driven and talented architects to help developers and city planners in identifying the spirit of place and making really good bespoke city buildings. Britain is leading the way by far and we can show more next year of that I'm sure - the London stand and the Manchester bar are really great platforms for talent. I am definitely up for it next year and on my bike too!

  • Comment on: Shock new bid to save Robin Hood Gardens

    chris Dyson's comment 17-Mar-2015 11:40 am

    This is absolutely great news for this most distinctive scheme we must carefully restore and renew and build upon the original concept - what wonderful news !

  • Comment on: Architect defends plans to demolish London's 'best visual joke'

    chris Dyson's comment 16-Jan-2015 10:34 am

    One is left wondering... what if rather than a modern building hiding behind the emporium the gap was plugged... rather like a dental implant? A positive gesture and a contemporary take on the distinguished emporium elevation IE bronze / cast metal cast columns and frieze to match the existing? In this way the story would survive as one would wonder why it is so and learn by questioning ...the existing situation has been a blighted building for many years.

  • Comment on: Garden Bridge attempts to appease concerns with updated imagery

    chris Dyson's comment 15-Oct-2014 1:48 pm

    This is a beautiful and wonderful thing we must build such things and not carp at them they represent the very best of our times and highly sustainable.

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