Chance de Silva was set up to explore the possibilities of architecture in interaction with other participants. They might be artists, designers, musicians, community groups or performers.
We seek projects which allow exploration and experimentation. We have worked, for example, with artists Matt Hale and Frank Watson on our Venus project, and with Kirsty Brooks at Cargo Fleet. These works became an integral part of the architecture.
We also explore new materials, and materials used in new ways. Venus pioneered the use of a post-patination compound on
copper cladding. We researched rusting steel in Finland for our project Cargo Fleet. Our work is not just about space, or the qualities of materials, but about what they evoke or express.
Chance de Silva’s work has been featured on TV in the UK and France, and radio in the UK, published in the national press and in books in France, Spain, China and the UK.