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Friday
Jun042010

Chris Dyson and a sense of time and place

 

Buildings have a sense of place and time. They relate to where they are, when they are and vice versa. Buildings have a past and a future and the whole complex web winds around the inhabitants and the environment. Architect Chris Dyson and his team take pride in the sense of place of a building whether it is a Georgian reno in Spitalfields, London or a large development in China. What I love about his portfolio the most is his reworking of traditional buildings in a modern way. Taking their past into a future by understanding what they were, are and what they could become. No foisting a purpose or "persona" on them. No bowing or breaking. Just fulfilling and freeing.

  

  

  

  

  

 

Reader Comments (8)

.. stunning !!! :)

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorella

Its like a match make in heaven.

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMercedes

So masculine! I really like the simplicity and the chandeliers are great too!

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Bravo!

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

ooh, i love the staircases and the cafeteria-style dining setup. have a lovely weekend, ladies!

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

I love everything I see - especially the kitchen...swoon...

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenyse in Ottawa

Very nice.

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

The light fixture in the first photo...any idea where it's from?

8 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuauNow

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