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The Studio

Dyvik Kahlen is a London based office established in 2010 by Christopher Dyvik and Max Kahlen operating across various scales and sectors in the UK, Holland, Germany and Norway, collaborating with clients ranging from public institutions and developers to artists, curators and private individuals.

Underlying our work is a desire for objects and spaces that are comfortable and strangely familiar, as much as a fascination for rational and neutral form. Our aspiration is to create good spaces that improve the quality of life of those who inhabit them, be it through a piece of furniture, a building or an urban plan.

We regularly contribute to the academic discourse as critics and lecturers for academic institutions in London and abroad. Currently we are running ADS5, a Postgraduate Master Course at The Royal College of Art.

Publication

Alternative Histories, Drawing Matter, 2019

Essay in ‘What’s In The Making II’ Otherwhere Publishers, July 2018.

Essay 'Postkarten aus London' has been published in Hiatus, Birkhäuser, Nov 2017.

Frog Magazine #16, interview by Flavien Menu, Nov 2016

Westgreen Place Nursery and Community Centre for Pocket and Haringey Council. Article in Architects Journal, Sep 2016

New Architects 3, Architecture Foundation, Jun 2016

‘New Generations / Jeunes Generations issue, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui , June 2014

Exhibition

Alternative Histories by Drawing Matter, London and at CIVA Brussels, 2019

Building Stories, Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, July 2018

A Minor Architecture, Espacio Valverde in Madrid, January 2017.

Common Places: Urban Playgrounds for Amadora, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Oct 2016

AIRBNB Pavilion, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Jun 2014

Lecture

Porto Academy Lecture, Porto, July 2019

'In Practice' with Raamwerk, Brussel, May 2019

Lecture at Oslo Architectural Association(AHO), Mar 2019

Syracuse University, London, Nov 2018

Metamorphoses Symposium, Architecture Foundation London, Oct 2018

The Mirror Series at Betts Project, May 2018.

Corridor at the Le Bourg concert hall and bar in Lausanne, May 2018

'El Simposio Internacional: De la Villa a la Celula' at Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. Apr 2018

Inside/Out Lecture Series, Royal College of Art, February 2018.

With Gafpa Architects at the World Trade Centre, Brussel, Aug 2017

Register Podcast at Kingston University, Mar 2017

Lecture Kingston University, London, Nov 2016

‘the Small House and the multifunctional city’, at the Architectuurcafé in Amersfoort, Mar 2015

‘Whats Next’ series at the Architectural Association, Nov 2014

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Christopher Dyvik, AA Dipl, ARB, RIBA
Director

Christopher graduated from the Architectural Association in 2008, where he met Max Kahlen and began the collaboration that led to the founding of Dyvik Kahlen in 2010. He's currently running a Postgraduate Master Course at The Royal College of Art.

Max Kahlen, AA Dipl Hons, AKNW
Director

Max studied at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and then at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he graduated with Honours in 2008. Max was a tutor at Architectural Association from 2009 to 2015, running design units in the First Year, Diploma School and Media School. He's currently running a Postgraduate Master Course at The Royal College of Art.

Selected Clients The Architectural Association
Barbican Centre
Friedericianum
London College of Fashion
Koenig Books
Schipper Bosch
Somerset House
Victoria & Albert Museum
Pocket Living
Royal Academy
The Wellcome Collection
The Design Museum
Arket (H&M Group)
The Royal College of Art
Danish Architecture Center - DAC
Collaborators
  • Antoine Espinasseau, Photography
  • Zak Group, Graphic Design
  • Flavien Menu, Office for Cities
  • Appleyard & Trew, Quantity Surveyors
  • Buro Harro, Landscape Architect
  • Dyvik & Fasting Arkitekter
  • Fraser Muggeridge, Graphic Design
  • Kellenberger-White, Graphic Design
  • MM Projekte GmbH & Co. KG, Project Development
  • Trevor Scott Consultants, Structural Engineers
  • Mathias Clottu, Graphic Design
  • Team Max Kahlen Christopher Dyvik Laurence Lumely Francisco Pereira Alex Otiv
    Previously Fabrizio Ballabio Jørgen Tandberg James Anicich Patricia Roig Michael Cheung Sophia Chang Miscia Leibovich Min Myung Son Daniela Puga Carme de Cara Nadal Daniel Eguren Richard Leung Manfredi Villarosa Alexandra Kvasnicova Alexandra Paritzky Ivana Cobejova Isabel Pietri
    Job Opportunities

    If you are interested in working with Dyvik Kahlen please e-mail your CV and portfolio to jobs@dyvikkahlen.com. Files should not exceed 4MB.
    At the moment there is no vacancy.

    Publications

    Alternative Histories, Drawing Matter, 2019

    Essay in ‘What’s In The Making II’ Otherwhere Publishers, July 2018.

    Essay 'Postkarten aus London' has been published in Hiatus, Birkhäuser, Nov 2017.

    Frog Magazine #16, interview by Flavien Menu, Nov 2016

    Westgreen Place Nursery and Community Centre for Pocket and Haringey Council. Article in Architects Journal, Sep 2016

    New Architects 3, Architecture Foundation, Jun 2016

    ‘New Generations / Jeunes Generations issue, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui , June 2014

    Exhibitions

    Alternative Histories by Drawing Matter, London and at CIVA Brussels, 2019

    Building Stories, Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, July 2018

    A Minor Architecture, Espacio Valverde in Madrid, January 2017.

    Common Places: Urban Playgrounds for Amadora, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Oct 2016

    AIRBNB Pavilion, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Jun 2014

    Lectures

    Porto Academy Lecture, Porto, July 2019

    'In Practice' with Raamwerk, Brussel, May 2019

    Lecture at Oslo Architectural Association(AHO), Mar 2019

    Syracuse University, London, Nov 2018

    Metamorphoses Symposium, Architecture Foundation London, Oct 2018

    The Mirror Series at Betts Project, May 2018.

    Corridor at the Le Bourg concert hall and bar in Lausanne, May 2018

    'El Simposio Internacional: De la Villa a la Celula' at Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. Apr 2018

    Inside/Out Lecture Series, Royal College of Art, February 2018.

    With Gafpa Architects at the World Trade Centre, Brussel, Aug 2017

    Register Podcast at Kingston University, Mar 2017

    Lecture Kingston University, London, Nov 2016

    ‘the Small House and the multifunctional city’, at the Architectuurcafé in Amersfoort, Mar 2015

    ‘Whats Next’ series at the Architectural Association, Nov 2014