Credit: Michael Boyd/RIBA One of Chipperfield's few British buildings is the BBC headquarters in Glasgow, centrepiece of the corporation's Scottish operation. It was described by the Guardian's Steve Rose as <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/oct/08/architecture.stirlingprize">'a cross between a funky modern hotel and a Tuscan hillside village'</a>

Going for gold: David Chipperfield's best buildings in pictures

Chipperfield_Layered terrazzo

M&T: note long narrow panels that align from wall to floor. Alignment gives continuity although materials change

The gallery Am Kupfergraben in Berlin by David Chipperfield. Beautiful palette of materials.

The gallery Am Kupfergraben in Berlin by David Chipperfield. Beautiful palette of materials. White wash look with bricks.

David Chipperfield Architects / Liangzhu Culture Museum at Hangzhou, China.

A grid of muted copper frames the large windows of this slender office building, designed by David Chipperfield for a park-side site in Hangzhou, China.

David Chipperfield has completed a series of stone apartments raised on plinths above the surface of a water garden in eastern China.

David Chipperfield Architects has completed a series of stone apartments raised on plinths above the surface of a water garden in Hangzhou, eastern China

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