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.
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 and adaptation of old and listed buildings for new uses whether domestic or commercial use.
Comment on: Obituary: Richard MacCormac (1938-2014)
I had the pleasure of working with Richard very closely over the last two years on the detail design and construction of his dining room, at the rear Heneage Street, his home for many years. I will never forget the lasting impression he made on me, his tenacity and dogged pursuit of the detail. He had a great capacity to defuse difficult situations and meetings by injecting humour and telling anecdotes. He was a giant in terms of his Architecture, an inspirational figure in many respects, who always ploughed his own furrow, with great energy and enthusiasm, which he did until very recently, with the beautiful publication of a book ‘Two houses in Spitalfields’ a story of the entwined lives and homes of his late partner Jocasta Innes of 30 years. He will be sorely missed by the architectural profession and many in the community of Spitalfields and where he lived and was loved, by family and many friends alike.
The point about perimeter blocks and street scale is well made. I firmly believe we can achieve the similar high densities without towers and with amixture of tenure it only takes a will we all live 'cheek by jowl' in London, that is what makes London so great and dtynamic, ghettos of rich or poor folks should be avoided at all costs... What we need streets and squares not left over spaces after an efficient tower plan has been implimented....
This is a great project / opportuity to create a strong counterpoint to the area’s exisitng strong artistic and commercial activities and create a richer social mix by providing a sense of place and identity, a place to idle stand and stare. Nearly 300 years of history is a fascinating tapestry to work with!
Healthrow airport as a new urban village in london, redeveloping and thinking of the future of london ? And build a sustainable new airport at the isle of grain. This would make for two viable and sustainable communities. Perhaps these ideas are too bold for this government? If implemented they would drive london forward as the Victorians did so well.
beautiful and sensible wonderful use of concrete