Practise & Projects
Chris Dyson Architects
£19.95 | $29.95
24 x 17 cm | 10 x 7 in
144 ills | 160 pages
Contributors Robert Maxwell, Jack Mcfadyen, James Pallister, Jeanette Winterson, et al
Chris Dyson Architects specialise in finding new solutions for sensitive buildings. They have become leaders in conservation and adaptation, and are renowned for their infallible attention to detail, flair for innovative and modern design, and application of design intelligence to every project. Dyson's own award-winning home and studio in Spitalfields, London, is carved from one of the coveted earlyeighteenth century houses which typify the area and is a triumph in sensitive restoration and bold modernisation.
The firm is perhaps best known for designing and restoring bespoke London homes. Describing himself as a "Classical Modernist," Chris Dyson approaches each building with the aim of rationalising the space, making it clean-lined and easy to navigate; the home's function and soul lead the design. The team looks to enhance what is already there, employing specialist craftsmen and paying close attention to the detailing of the house before adding sleek contemporary elements.
In Chris Dyson Architects: Practise & Projects, clients, colleagues and contemporaries each reflect upon the firm's expansive range of expertise and careful design process, with every project unique both in terms of aesthetic and spatial experience. Among those discussing the practice's work are artists Mona Hatoum and Jock McFadyen, writers Jeanette Winterson, Sue Hubbard, Rodney Archer, James Pallister, and architectural critic Robert Maxwell. Winner of the 2014 AJ Small Projects Award for the Wapping extension.