Watch Grafton Architects speak live at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2018

Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara explain their theme for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 in the Royal Academy of Arts’ annual architecture lecture, which we are streaming live. The stream is now live. You can watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Farrell and McNamara chose Freespace as the theme for this year’s Venice Biennale, which

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360-degree video offers a look inside all 10 chapels built by the Vatican City in Venice

This 360-degree video created by Dezeen offers a look inside all 10 chapels commissioned by the Vatican City for its inaugural Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition, including designs by Terunobu Fujimoro, Smiljan Radić and Sean Godsell. The Holy See Pavilion saw 10 studios design and build new chapels on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Designers were asked by

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360-degree video reveals the EU-blue amphitheatre inside the Belgian Pavilion

This 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen offers a look inside the Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is hosting an amphitheatre for discussion about European politics. Curated by Traumnovelle and Roxane Le Grelle, the simple installation called Eurotopie is designed to provoke discussion about the role of Belgian capital Brussels as the host of the European

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Slim House has large sloped roof to increase natural light

This captioned movie reveals how a 2.3-metre-wide house in south London, designed by Alma-nac, has a staggered floor plan and sloped roof dotted with windows to make most of natural light.
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Micro homes inside water pipes could take advantage of unused urban space

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series features a proposal to create micro homes inside concrete water pipes. OPod Tube Housing is a concept by Hong Kong-based studio James Law Cybertecture, to transform 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes into temporary living spaces, with facilities for living, cooking and bathing. The idea is that these tubular structures

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Parasitic pods attached to buildings could house New York’s homeless

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by creative agency Framlab to house the homeless population of New York in parasitic pods attached to the outside of existing buildings. The hexagonal modules have been designed for easy and inexpensive assembly, and would be slotted into scaffolding structures affixed to windowless facades around the city.

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Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon. Called the World Food Building, the project is currently under construction in the Swedish town of Linköping and is due to be completed in 2020. Half of the 60-metre-tall building will be

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Future Project of the Year 2017 imagines Sydney fish market as “a new important public space”

Allen Jack + Cottier’s proposal for a new fish market in Sydney, recently named Future Project of the Year, aimed to “regenerate a whole section of the city”, according to architect Michael Heenan. Australian firm Allen Jack + Cottier designed Sydney Fish Markets as a public square on the harbourside, with a marketplace at its centre. Intended to replace

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World Landscape of the Year 2017 teaches people about China’s farming history, says Turenscape

The Chinese rice farm that was recently named World Landscape of the Year is designed to teach people about traditional agriculture, according to Stanley Lung of landscape architecture firm Turenscape.  Located in China’s Hunan Province, the farm forms part of the Chengtoushan Archaeological Park. It features a network of pathways that allow visitors to walk freely through paddy fields, observing

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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

This week’s instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates how buildings could help feed urban populations sustainably in the future. Presented at the annual Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Space10’s Algae Dome comprised a four-metre-high wooden structure wrapped in 320 metres of coiled transparent

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World Building of the Year 2017 could help 100 million people, says Edward Ng

This award-winning prototype house developed for a Chinese village destroyed by earthquake could protect millions of people around the world, claims architecture professor Edward Ng in this movie Dezeen filmed at World Architecture Festival 2017. The rammed-earth house was designed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a team of seismic design experts at the University

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Movie offers a look inside the People’s Pavilion from Dutch Design Week

This captioned movie features the venue for Dezeen’s Good Design for a Bad World talks at Dutch Design Week – a pavilion designed by Bureau SLA and Overtreders W, which was built using only borrowed and recycled materials. Find out more about the People’s Pavilion › Movie is by Dezeen, with photography by Filip Dujardin and Jeroen van der

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Watch Kim Cook talk about Burning Man live from World Architecture Festival

Kim Cook wraps up World Architecture Festival 2017 with this talk on building temporary cities for Nevada’s Burning Man festival. Watch the livestream here from 4.40pm UK time. The livestream is now live. You can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Cook, the director of Burning Man, explores how the festival sits in a wider context

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Tune in to hear Terry Farrell’s talk live from World Architecture Festival 2017

British architect and planner Terry Farrell discusses city-making during this lecture at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 12.10pm UK time. The livestream has now ended. You can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page.  Terry Farrell is the principal of architectural firm Farrells. Among Farells’ most recent work is

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Watch the Pierre de Meuron and Charles Jencks discuss Elbphilharmonie live from World Architecture Festival

Herzog & de Meuron’s Pierre de Meuron and architecture critic Charles Jencks swap roles in this panel discussion at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 5.15pm UK time. The livestream has now ended, but you can still watch the talk in full above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. In

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Watch Jaime Oliver and Rossana Hu discuss designing for collective experience at World Architecture Festival

Architects Rossana Hu and Jaime Oliver discuss designing religious, arts and civic facilities for the collective experience at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 2pm UK time. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Jaime Oliver is the director of OHLAB, the

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Watch Will Alsop and John Marx talk about performative architecture live at World Architecture Festival 2017

Tune in to hear British architect Will Alsop and American architect John Marx in the first talk on on day two of World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 9.40am (UK Time). Alsop and Marx will discuss performative architecture, design

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Watch Matthias Kohler speak about robotic construction live from World Architecture Festival 2017

Matthias Kohler of Gramazio Kohler wraps up the first day of talks at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin with his talk about the effect of robotics on the architecture and construction industries. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 5.15pm UK time. The

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Watch our livestream of Diébédo Francis Kéré’s lecture at World Architecture Festival 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, is the next architect to take to the main stage at World Architecture Festival 2017. Tune in at 12.00pm UK time to watch his talk live. The livestream has now ended, but you can still watch the talk in full above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Originally from

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Ocean Spiral is a conceptual city proposed beneath the surface of the ocean

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video explores a proposal for an environmentally friendly underwater city, which Japanese engineering firm Shimizu Corporation claims could be a reality by 2030. Called Ocean Spiral, the design envisions a habitable settlement at surface level, which harnesses the resources of the ocean to allow it be entirely self-sufficient. The conceptual

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Hong Kong students create terracotta tower to promote use of 3D-printed bricks

This captioned movie shows how a team from the University of Hong Kong’s architecture faculty created a pavilion from 3D-printed bricks, to show the potential of this technology in architectural production. More one-minute movies ›

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Fernando Abellanas suspends micro studio beneath a bridge in Valencia

Valencian designer Fernando Abellanas has created a secluded studio for himself, which hangs from the underside of a concrete bridge in his hometown. Find out more about the micro studio ›

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Ma Yansong: “Architects need to talk about what the future is”

In this video interview filmed at the RIBA International Conference, Chinese architect Ma Yansong of MAD spells out why he believes architects should be proposing visionary ideas for the future, rather than cozying up to developers. Ma previously spoke to Dezeen about why he thinks architects have a role to play in solving the big problems facing the world. In this movie, the MAD founder goes into

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Architects can help to manage gentrification caused by projects like the High Line, says Liz Diller

The impact that the High Line had on New York real estate can teach architects “a really good lesson” on the need to manage gentrification, says Elizabeth Diller in the second part of our exclusive video interview at the RIBA International Conference. Liz Diller’s architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro was one of the driving forces behind the popular elevated park, along with

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