1 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LY
Built originally as a pub (the Queen’s Head) circa 1825, at the time of parliament’s ‘road improvement scheme’, CDA’s 2016/17 renovations and extension of the building included restoration of the exterior brickwork, tiling and windows.
Liverpool Street, Aldgate
Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street
The building that now houses Chris Dyson Architects was built as a pub (the Queens Head named after Queen Charlotte) on the corner of Commercial and Fashion Street circa 1825 as part of the road improvement scheme passed through an act of parliament with the aim of increasing safe passage of goods from the docks to the West End.
Chris Dyson Architects' recent renovations and extension were carried out in 2016 / 17, providing two roof terraces, kitchen amenity and improved circulation and layout for open plan offices. CDA restored the exterior brickwork, tiling and windows of the original building.
There are two primary strands to the practice: the first is historic conservation architecture applying skills in intelligent conservation and sensitive building design to projects, and the second is grand architecture concerned with cultural and commercial commissions.
We enjoy working on challenging projects of all scales, including many historic listed buildings. We pride ourselves on a high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design.
Chris Dyson Architects are opening up their Spitalfields HQ to visitors. Dyson’s work is indelibly associated with Spitalfields, having lived and worked there since 1990, and it’s a place that provides a fitting metaphor for his architecture. As part of the opening, Chris Dyson will give a talk about the practice and how they build 'new into old'.
This event also marks the publication of a new monograph on the practice written by Dominic Bradbury and published by Lund Humphries.
There will be a range of architectural models on display in the conference room (which is not usually open to the public).
Drop in / Guided tour
museum, community/cultural, art in the public realm, gallery
The Gilbert & George Centre was originally established as a registered charity by the artist in 2009 with the objective to advance the education of the public in the arts, and generally to advance the arts, architecture, heritage and culture for the benefit of the public.
SIRS Architects, 2022
How can architecture help us to understand a world in flux? We can use buildings as markers of change, seeing the impact of global economic shifts on local streets, the rise and fall of public housing, and the march of 'gentrification'.
historical house, livery hall
Coopers' Hall is a late 17th century, timber-framed merchant's house with a Georgian frontage. A Livery Hall since 1957, it features a fine Courtoom, dining room and an impressive staircase spiralling up the entire height of the building.
Nicholas Barbon, 1690
Join your tour guide for a tour of Hawksmoor’s finest church, Christ Church, Spitalfields, where we’ll unlock the history of this fascinating area and building, as well as learning a new skill; how to ‘read’ a church. Covering the controversial myth about Hawksmoor and the occult, the tour will explain the social context of the construction of this church and its architectural importance.
Nicholas Hawksmoor, 1729
Centre of German religious and cultural life for more than 200 years. Impressive 20th century church building with contributions from various German artists. Exhibition of German émigré artist Hans Feibusch „Five Stories from the Old Testament“ (courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery). Demonstration of the organ by resident organist Paul Dichtl.
Donald Plaskett Marshall & Partners, 1960
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