Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references “dynamic construction of Los Angeles”

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to the city in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie. MINI Living collaborated with local architecture firm FreelandBuck to create the tiny home, which was installed on the roof

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Atsuko Mochida creates revolving floor and walls in abandoned house

This captioned movie shows an installation by Japanese artist Atsuko Mochida, who has cut a volume out of an abandoned house and rebuilt it on top of a revolving platform. The piece, titled ‘The Revolving House of T’, is located in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture in central Japan. To create the installation Mochida cut a

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Motels are making a comeback, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD Americas jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrate the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Watch our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk live from Los Angeles

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk explores how architects and designers can create spaces that cater for people’s increasingly globe-trotting lifestyles. Tune in from 7:20pm UK time to watch the talk live from Los Angeles. David Freeland, co-founder of Los Angeles architecture firm FreelandBuck, Harvard academic and Desirability Lab founder Beth Altringer, and MINI

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Dassault Systèmes showcases pollution-absorbing architecture by Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde

Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde are among the architects and designers presenting proposals to tackle air pollution, in this movie Dezeen filmed for Dassault Systèmes. During Milan design week, the 3D software company presented an exhibition called Design in the Age of Experience, which showcased ideas for improving air quality. It featured an audio-visual installation by artist Wesley Goatley

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Trunk Hotel is “a completely new concept for Tokyo” says creative director

Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. Trunk Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. It won the New Concept of the Year prize at the AHEAD Asia

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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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Explore the huge cell-like balloons inside the Nordic Pavilion in 360-degree video

Take a look inside the Nordic Pavilion, which has been filled with expanding and contracting blobs designed to look like cells, in this  360-degree video filmed at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Called Another Generosity, the exhibition features four huge balloons filled with water and air that inflate or deflate according to the surrounding carbon-dioxide levels, humidity and temperature.

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Explore the interior of the Golden Lion-winning Swiss Pavilion in 360-degree video

You can go down the rabbit hole into Switzerland’s surreal Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition – which has won the Golden Lion for best pavilion of 2018 – in this 360-degree video by Dezeen. Called House Tour, the Swiss Pavilion exhibition invites visitors to explore bland rental homes as if they are Alice in Wonderland by presenting a

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Watch our talk with Bjarke Ingels and Hans Ulrich Obrist on museum architecture live from Venice

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels speaks to curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about the architecture of museums, in this talk Dezeen is hosting with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Venice. Watch the talk here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page live at 4pm UK time. Ahead of the opening of BIG’s Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in 2020, Ingels

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Watch our talk with David Chipperfield live from Casa Flora in Venice

British architect David Chipperfield speaks to Dezeen editor Amy Frearson about his relationship with Venice in this exclusive talk at Casa Flora to coincide with the Venice Architecture Biennale. Tune in from 4.20pm UK time to watch it live. Frearson talks to the architect about the challenges and opportunities of architectural exhibitions, the role and status of

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Drones are “potentially as disruptive as the internet” according to Dezeen’s new documentary Elevation

Dezeen today releases a short documentary setting out how drones could revolutionise the way people travel, transform how buildings are designed and built, and radically alter the form cities take. Called Elevation, the 18-minute movie explores the impact autonomous flying vehicles will have on our lives, and discusses both the positive and negative implications of

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Competition: win tickets to the world premiere of Dezeen’s new film Elevation in New York

The world premiere of Elevation, Dezeen’s short documentary about how drones will change cities, takes place in New York on 20 May and we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away. The 18-minute film explores how drones will revolutionise the way people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings look and are constructed.

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Containerwerk showcases potential of using shipping containers for housing

The founders of Containerwerk discuss the benefits of building with recycled shipping containers in this movie Dezeen filmed for the German start-up company at Milan design week. Founded two years ago in Stuttgart, Germany, Containerwerk adapts used shipping containers so they can be used by architects to create living and working spaces. The company uses

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MINI Living and Studiomama’s Milan installation allowed “everyone to become an architect”

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, architect Oke Hauser and designer Nina Tolstrup explain how MINI’s Milan design week installation let visitors design their own micro homes. Called MINI Living – Built by All, the show at Via Tortona showcased a conceptual modular system for creating tiny customisable living spaces. Split between two former warehouses,

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about democratising urban design live from Milan

Designers Nina Tolstrup and Mario Minale join Joseph Grima and Oke Hauser of MINI Living to discuss how mass customisation and the democratisation of design can impact the spaces we live in. Tune in from 5:00pm UK time to watch the talk live. The stream is now live. Watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs

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Singapore’s The Warehouse Hotel creates a “distinctly local experience”

The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore was designed to create a unique local experience, says Chris Lee of design firm Asylum, in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards. Local design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives, converted a 19th-century former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into the boutique hotel. The property was named Hotel of

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SLA Architects designs ski park atop BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video reveals plans by landscape firm SLA Architects to create the year-round ski slope and park over Copenhagen’s new Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is behind the new power plant, which completes this year in the Danish capital. The firm asked SLA Architects to design the large park that will

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A great hotel experience is “much more than just design” say AHEAD Asia awards judges

The best hotels offer guests unique local experiences, says jury members for the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. Now in their second year, the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards were presented in a ceremony at the Andaz hotel in Singapore earlier this month, celebrating the best in hospitality design from across the continent.

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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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Wimbledon house was meant to solve the British housing problem but didn’t, says Richard Rogers

In this exclusive video interview, British architect Richard Rogers reflects on the influence of the seminal house he designed for his parents at 22 Parkside in Wimbledon, London. Designed in the late 1960s by Rogers and his then wife Su, the Wimbledon house – also known as the Rogers House – was intended to demonstrate

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Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by Malka Architecture to improve the energy efficiency of a Parisian apartment building, by attaching boxy, parasitic extensions to its exterior. Titled Plug-in City 75, the proposal would see parasitic cubes mounted onto the facade of a building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, extending the floor plates

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Matt Lucraft proposes modular building system to tackle housing scarcity

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Matt Lucraft’s concept for a modular building system designed to address London’s housing crisis. Matt Lucraft’s proposal, titled the Dagenham Breach Housing Co-operative, is a plan for a settlement of self-built and customisable homes that seeks to tackle the scarcity of

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Watch our talk with Dulux Trade live from the RIBA in London

Dezeen has teamed up with Dulux Trade to host a breakfast conversation with architects Mark Dytham and Dara Huang on the theme of future-proofing design. Tune in from 9:30am UK time to watch it live. The stream is now live. You can watch it here on Dezeen, or on our Facebook page. Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus

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Ice-skating trail transforms unused space beneath Toronto highway

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an unused space beneath a highway in Toronto, which is being overhauled to create a new park complete with an ice-skating track. Developed by urban designer Ken Greenberg and Toronto landscape architecture firm Public Work, the Bentway will be a linear park that occupies a

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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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Watch The Met’s A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium live from New York

Dezeen is livestreaming a series of architecture talks and discussions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features presentations by architects including Wang Shu, David Adjaye, Amanda Levete and Elizabeth Diller. Tune in today from 11am to 6pm New York time. The livestream will continue until 6pm (11pm UK time). Dezeen is media partner for In Our Time: A Year

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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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Europe’s best hotels offer “experiences that create memories” say AHEAD awards judges

Architects and designers are taking a holistic approach to create Europe’s most successful new hotels, say judges of the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London last week, awarded projects including The Ned in London, São Lourenço do Barrocal in rural Portugal and At Six in

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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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Bureau V’s MINI Living Urban Cabin aims to “start a conversation about immigration”

New York architect Peter Zuspan explains how his studio Bureau V’s colourful additions to the MINI Living Urban Cabin in New York reflect the city’s large immigrant population in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video. Created as a model for a tiny living space, the MINI Living Urban Cabin is a travelling installation designed

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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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Watch Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak about performance spaces live at World Architecture Festival 2017

Architects Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak on the theme of performance spaces in the second talk Dezeen is streaming live from World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 11.00am UK time. Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks Architects,

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Watch Rafael Viñoly’s keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2017

Architect Rafael Viñoly discusses the concept of performance in architecture in the opening keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 9.20am UK time. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 9.20am UK time. Viñoly, the architect behind

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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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MINI Living Urban Cabin explores how future cities may merge public and private, says Sam Jacob

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, architect Sam Jacob and Corinna Natter of MINI Living explain how micro homes, like the one they presented during London Design Festival, could one day function as shared resources. The Urban Cabin is a 15-square-metre modular unit, created by MINI Living to explore ways that cities might be occupied in

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about nomadic living live from A/D/O in New York

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, Peter Zuspan of Bureau V and Corinna Natter of MINI Living discuss how nomadic working and living is changing cities in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at A/D/O in New York. Watch it here live from 7pm New York time. The livestream has now ended, but you can still

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Diébédo Francis Kéré says school that launched his career is “not a traditional African building”

In this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen, Serpentine Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré reveals how building a school for his home village in Burkina Faso was the starting point for his career. Kéré was born in a village named Gando, a village on the east side of the African country. While studying to become an architect in Germany, back

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about the future of Paris live from Maison&Objet

Deputy mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika joins architects Edouard François, Chartier Dalix and Hamonic+Masson & Associés to discuss the future of the French capital in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at Maison&Objet. Tune in here at 11am UK time to watch it live. The livestream has now ended, but you can still watch the talk in full above

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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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The SHED Project offers micro-homes inside vacant London properties

Self-contained micro homes are being installed inside vacant buildings across London as part of an initiative called The SHED Project, which features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The project sees property management company Lowe Guardians create temporary affordable housing for young professionals inside empty properties like warehouses and office blocks. By doing so, the company is also helping to keep

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David Chipperfield: “Brexit will isolate the UK”

British architect David Chipperfield describes the UK’s departure from the European Union as a “shocking loss” in our final video interview filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. “One of the many reasons I am against Brexit is that it will isolate us,” Chipperfield says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for the Royal

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Chinese cities are “still copying” architecture from other countries says Ma Yansong

MAD co-founder Ma Yansong says that Chinese cities should draw more from the country’s traditional architecture, rather than aping the style of western buildings, in the second part of our exclusive video interview. Ma says that looking at the philosophy of traditional buildings could help the country develop a contemporary style that is uniquely Chinese. Ma, who

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Henning Larsen’s Etobicoke Civic Centre shelters public square from cold winds

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a group of buildings in Toronto, with a proposal that channels wind to create a comfortable microclimate in a central plaza. The Etobicoke Civic Centre will feature a cluster of buildings of different sizes, arranged to shelter a public square from cold prevailing winds. The development was planned to

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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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Architects must work harder “to put new ideas on the table” says Liz Diller

Architects should be more proactive in driving forward development proposals, says architect Elizabeth Diller in this exclusive video interview Dezeen filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. Liz Diller, a co-founder of New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, said that architects shouldn’t wait around for clients to bring them projects – and should instead be pushing forward ideas

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The Seasteading Institute’s floating cities are designed for unregulated innovation

A plan to build self-sufficient floating cities outside of national borders features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organisation founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel. The organisation aims to build “start-up countries” at sea, known as “seasteads”, that

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Watch Balkrishna Doshi speak live at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2017

Indian architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi reflects on 70 years of pioneering architectural projects in the Royal Academy of Arts’ annual architecture lecture, which we are streaming live now via our Facebook page. As one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century, Doshi and his studio Vastu-Shilpa have been instrumental in the development of low-cost

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Los Angeles River could be revitalised with designs from seven architecture firms

A vision to transform the desolate Los Angeles River into a bustling oasis featuring cycle paths, play areas, public art and kayaking facilities features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. Created by seven architecture firms, the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation

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New Burkina Faso parliament building “responds to needs of the people” says Diébédo Francis Kéré

Movie: in this exclusive Dezeen movie, Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains how he is rebuilding his country’s National Assembly to be “more than just a simple parliament building”. In 2014, the Burkina Faso parliament building was set ablaze during the country’s revolution, putting an end to 31 years of dictatorial rule. Kéré is now leading the scheme

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Serpentine Pavilion glows at night to “attract people to come and celebrate” says Diébédo Francis Kéré

In an exclusive Dezeen movie, Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains how the colour of his Serpentine Pavilion and the way it lights up at night are references to his childhood in Burkina Faso. Kéré’s oval-shaped structure features a courtyard enclosed by curving walls made from stacked wooden blocks, sheltered by a large, slatted timber roof. The

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Drone footage captures Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s wooden pavilion is captured from above in this drone footage shot by Dezeen at the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 press preview this morning in London. Kéré’s structure is enclosed by curved walls made up of stacked wooden blocks and a slatted-timber canopy with an opening above a small courtyard. The form of the roof is inspired by a

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Drone footage captures brutalist Robin Hood Gardens ahead of imminent demolition

This drone footage shot by Dezeen surveys the ill-fated brutalist housing estate Robin Hood Gardens, designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, which is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. Designed by the Smithsons during the 1960s and completed in 1972, Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, east London, is the only housing estate by the pair that came to fruition.

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Baca Architects proposes floating settlements to combat overcrowding in cities

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores the “aquatecture” of Baca Architects, which includes plans for floating houses, villages and even a Grand Prix track. London-based Baca Architects has developed a number of concepts that aim to move growing urban populations into floating communities on docks and canals. The studio’s plans to reinvigorate a water space in London’s

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Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai’s skyscrapers

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a design for a hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai. US architecture firm Sasaki Associates has designed the farm to produce food for the inhabitants of China’s largest city. The farm’s output will largely consist of leafy greens like kale, spinach and lettuce, which are

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Kvadrat’s handmade acoustic panels bring “softness” to minimalist spaces

Zane Walker of Kvadrat explains how its Soft Cells acoustic panels are custom-made by hand in this movie filmed by Dezeen for the textiles brand at its Poland factory. Kvadrat Soft Cells is a modular acoustic panel system produced by Danish textile company Kvadrat for a wide range of different buildings. “Spaces can range from an office

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