All about me

Let's start with hello. Hello. Thanks for dropping by. I like architecture, cities, design and places. I like them a lot. I guess you do too; that's why you're here. I tell stories about them, in all sorts of different ways. Sometimes I make TV programmes, other times I write journalism. Sometimes I make podcasts, other times I make exhibitions. Sometimes I talk about them to roomfuls of advertising executives, museum visitors or university students. Other times I sit at home writing books. I've just published one – The Age of Spectacle: adventures in architecture and the 21st-century city (Penguin Random House) - a sort of history of architecture and cities since the 1970s.

This is my website (obviously). It's not a blog or a journal. It's just a place to find out a bit more about me and what I do, and to get in touch with me. My favourite building is Durham Cathedral, by the way. I love listening to Kate Bush, and can stare at maps for hours. And I get my glasses from Meyrowitz or The Eye Company opticians in London (you'd be amazed how many people ask).

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“Dyckhoff’s polemic works so effectively because he doesn't just identify problems; he attempts to suggest solutions, too. Every film ends with a feeling of possibility.” (Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman). “A great storyteller" (Icon). "Discursive [and] knowledgeable" (Jonathan Meades, Literary Review). “In this age of trendy orthodoxies, it is a brave man who squares up to the big guns of architecture” (David Chater, The Times).


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