David Chipperfield: "Brexit will isolate the UK"

British architect David Chipperfield describes the UK's departure from the European Union as a "shocking loss" in our final video interview filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. "One of the many reasons I am against Brexit is that it will isolate us," Chipperfield says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). "We had this proximity for 40 years, with not only the German culture but also the Latin cultures, which all have something to teach us. To abandon these relationships at first hand, I think is a shocking loss." Chipperfield spoke to Dezeen shortly after taking part in a panel discussion at the RIBA International Conference in London, during which he claimed Brexit is an attempt to get out of European regulation. European countries have a healthier attitude towards regulations than the UK, he claims, citing an article by Iain Duncan Smith, in which the pro-Brexit former Conservative cabinet minister called for a "root and branch" review of EU regulations. "Amongst the differences [between the UK and other European countries] clearly is an attitude towards regulation," he says, Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1117450 Photographs used in the video are of Grafton Architects' Architecture as New Geography exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale by Alice Clancy: http://www.aliceclancy.com/ WATCH NEXT: Architects must work harder "to put new ideas on the table" says Liz Diller - https://youtu.be/M1tomXC6HL4 Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/

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