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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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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Now streaming the RIBA International Conference!

Architects including David Chipperfield, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Ma Yansong and Elizabeth Diller are speaking at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ International Conference in London today. Tune in from 9.30am to watch the talks live. The RIBA International Conference is the centrepiece of RIBA International Week, a programme of events and keynote speeches exploring the New Urban Agenda – the United Nations’

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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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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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David Chipperfield, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong to speak at RIBA International Week

Dezeen promotion: architects David Chipperfield, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Ma Yansong will join Dr Joan Clos of UN-Habitat for the centrepiece conference of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ International Week in July. RIBA International Week, which takes place from 3 to 7 July 2017, is a programme of events and keynote speeches exploring the

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I don’t believe in plonking “a Gehry here, a Gehry there”, says Kerry Hill

In our final movie from the AHEAD Asia awards last month, Australian architect Kerry Hill says he doesn’t believe in “plonk architecture” and instead approaches every building differently. Hill picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award at hospitality awards AHEAD Asia last month for his work on hotels and resorts across Asia. He believes that his success working

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI LIVING talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti live from Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti discuss the future of urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI LIVING Initiative talk in Milan. Tune in at 2pm UK time to watch it live. The live stream will start at 2pm UK time. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti are

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Stefano Boeri envisions entire cities filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

Our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative video explores Italian architect Stefano Boeri’s radical proposals to build “forest cities” to combat urban pollution. Boeri’s Forest City concept is a proposal to build a city in Shijiazhuang, China, which would act as a prototype for a new generation of green urban developments across the country. The

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Join Dezeen and MINI for a talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti in Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti will discuss the future of sustainable urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative talk in Milan next week, and Dezeen readers are invited to join us. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti will all join Dezeen and MINI

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Luxury hotels are swapping glitz for experience, say AHEAD Asia awards judges

High-end hotels and resorts are moving away from “gold, marble and chandeliers” to instead offer guests unique experiences, say AHEAD Asia jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the hospitality awards scheme. The AHEAD Asia awards 2017, which took place earlier this month at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore, celebrated the best in hospitality

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South Melbourne Primary School will feature no formal classrooms says architect Ann Lau

In our final movie from the World Architecture Festival 2016, architect Ann Lau explains how Australian firm Hayball plans to create collaborative learning spaces in the Melbourne school that was named Future Project of the Year last month. South Melbourne Primary School, due to be completed in early 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, is billed by

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World Landscape of the Year 2016 is “about respect for water” says landscape architect Grant Bailey

In our next exclusive movie from this year’s World Architecture Festival, Grant Bailey of Isthmus explains how the Auckland firm’s award-winning Kopupaka Reserve was informed by local Maori culture. Kopupaka Reserve, which was named World Landscape of the Year 2016 at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last month, consists of a series of stormwater wetlands on

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World Building of the Year 2016 is part building, part topography says architect Robert Konieczny

In this exclusive movie, Polish architect Robert Konieczny discusses the hybrid form of his National Museum in Szczecin, which was crowned World Building of the Year 2016 last month. Completed by Konieczny’s firm KWK Promes earlier this year, the National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przełomy is a largely subterranean building, which features an open

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La Voûte Nubienne revives ancient building technique to “transform housing” in Africa

Future Makers: in this movie, Thomas Granier explains why his organisation La Voûte Nubienne believes the future of housing in sub-Saharan Africa can be transformed by reviving a 3,500-year-old building technique. Called Nubian vault, the technique originates from the ancient civilisation of Nubia located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt. It enables

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Watch Patrik Schumacher’s keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2016

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher gives his take on housing in this keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2016. Tune in to watch it live from Berlin. Watch a live stream of the presentation, which is chaired by World Architecture Festival curator Jeremy Melvin, here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Related story Best buildings of 2016 revealed at

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Alan Balfour’s seminar on Berlin opens the second day of World Architecture Festival 2016

Architecture writer and academic Alan Balfour reflects on how Berlin became the city it is today in the opening seminar from day two of World Architecture Festival 2016. Watch a live stream of the talk here from 9am UK time. Balfour is discussing how the vision for Berlin that emerged after the fall of the

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Filmmaker Hubertus Siegert discusses the changing architecture of Berlin live from World Architecture Festival 2016

Filmmaker Hubertus Siegert discusses the reconstruction of the German capital since the fall of the Berlin Wall in the second keynote presentation Dezeen is broadcasting live from World Architecture Festival 2016. Siegert is revisiting his acclaimed 2001 documentary Berlin Babylon. You can watch the live stream of the talk above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Related story Watch Ben van Berkel’s

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Watch Ben van Berkel’s opening keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2016

UNStudio founder Ben van Berkel’s opening seminar at World Architecture Festival 2016 will examine how architects can support new egalitarian ideals for living. Tune in here from 9am UK time to watch it live from Berlin. Titled Superliving, Van Berkel’s seminar will kick off three days of talks and panel discussions exploring the festival’s theme this year of

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Arturo Vittori’s Warka Water towers harvest clean drinking water from the air

Future Makers: in this exclusive movie, Italian architect Arturo Vittori explains how his wooden Warka Water structures can provide clean drinking water for rural communities in the developing world. Through the Warka Water project, Vittori is investigating alternative water sources for remote communities without access to running water. “Warka Water is a philosophy looking at the

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Asif Khan creates “space in between” homes and workplaces with Forests installation for MINI

London Design Festival 2016: in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen for MINI, the brand’s Oke Hauser explains why they worked with architect Asif Khan to install plant-filled pavilions across east London. Khan’s Forests installation for MINI consisted of three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants, which were constructed across Shoreditch for London Design Festival last week. The More

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BIG and Fiberline reveal manufacturing process behind Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

Movie: Dezeen goes behind the scenes at the factory where the fibreglass blocks that comprise BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion were made in this exclusive video produced for material manufacturer Fiberline. Bjarke Ingels’ firm’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opened in London on 10 June 2016, and is a huge undulating structure composed of thousands of fibreglass boxes stacked on top More

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Architects create 10 installations for RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016

London Design Festival 2016: architecture firms have created installations along one of London’s most famous shopping streets for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ annual Regent Street Windows project (+movie). This year’s RIBA Regent Street Windows, which runs until 25 September 2015, pairs architects with retailers on London’s Regent Street to create a series of bespoke window More

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Wang Shu’s Ningbo History Museum built from the remains of demolished villages

Movie: in this exclusive Dezeen movie, Chinese architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio explains why he recycled material from traditional Chinese buildings to construct the Ningbo History Museum. Completed in 2008, the Ningbo History Museum is a 30,000-square-metre building located in the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province, China. The three-storey museum’s distinctive facade is More

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Johnny Lui reimagines London planning process as multiplayer video game

Graduate shows 2016: in this movie, Royal College of Art graduate Johnny Lui explains his concept for a digital planning system, which architects would play like a video game to get projects built in the real world. Called Cilvia, Lui’s speculative planning tool – which he developed for the masters programme in architecture at the Royal More

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Zaha Hadid Architects is “yet to evolve” says Patrik Schumacher

Movie: in this exclusive video interview, Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher explains how he hopes to take the practice forward after the unexpected death of Zaha Hadid earlier this year. Schumacher was Hadid’s co-director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and now leads the business after the British architect died suddenly of a heart attack More

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Patrik Schumacher on meeting “intense and intriguing” Zaha Hadid for the first time

Movie: in this exclusive video, the late Zaha Hadid’s long-standing business partner Patrik Schumacher reflects on meeting the architect for the first time as a student and the impact of her early paintings. Schumacher met Hadid in 1988 at a symposium at the Tate gallery in London to coincide with the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Deconstructivist Architecture More

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Watch Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s Royal Academy Lecture live on Dezeen tonight

Chinese architects Lu Wenyu and Wang Shu will deliver the Royal Academy’s prestigious Annual Architecture Lecture tonight. Tune in at 6.45pm UK time to watch it live on Dezeen or on our Facebook page. Dezeen will be streaming the Royal Academy’s Annual Architecture Lecture on our Facebook channel using the social media platform’s live video service. We More

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Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok is Nendo’s biggest ever project

Movie: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the Japanese studio’s redesign of a 40,000-square-metre shopping mall, in this video Dezeen filmed in Bangkok for retail development company Siam Piwat. Located on Bangkok’s Rama 1 thoroughfare, Siam Discovery is an 18-year-old shopping centre operated by Thai company Siam Piwat. The mall reopened in May More

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Zaha Hadid’s BMW Central Building is “a radical piece of thinking,” says Amanda Levete

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: British architect Amanda Levete explains why the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany, is her favourite Zaha Hadid project in the next movie in our exclusive video series. Hadid’s BMW Central Building, which was completed in 2005, connects three separate production buildings on the German car brand’s manufacturing complex in Leipzig. The building hosts offices More

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Visiting Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station was an “eye-opening experience,” says Bjarke Ingels

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Danish architect Bjarke Ingels reflects on the huge impact visiting Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station had on him as a student in the next movie from our exclusive video series. Ingels says he first discovered Hadid’s work in 1993, when he came across her paintings while studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. “She hadn’t built much back More

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Richard Rogers “had to fight like hell” for Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre design

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: next up in our exclusive video series, Richard Rogers reflects on the battle to select Zaha Hadid’s design for the London Aquatics Centre, a building he describes as “a roaring success”. Hadid’s Aquatics Centre in Stratford, east London, provides swimming, diving and gym facilities for the public and was one of the key venues during the London 2012 Olympic More

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Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is “mountainous outside and cavernous inside”

Movie: in this exclusive video interview, Bjarke Ingels explains how his firm BIG used stacks of fibreglass boxes to create a huge undulating structure on the lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery in London. BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 is made up of thousands of translucent fibreglass blocks, which are stacked on top of More

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Follow Dezeen live on Facebook and Snapchat from BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

Dezeen will be reporting live from the unveiling of Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on Tuesday morning. Follow us on Facebook and Snapchat for exclusive video footage and images. Dezeen will be at the press preview of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which opens to the public later this week. We’ll be using Facebook and Snapchat to More

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Norman Foster discusses Zaha Hadid’s “extraordinary” Capital Hill Residence

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Norman Foster reflects on Zaha Hadid’s Capital Hill Residence in the first of a series of interviews with top architects, which Dezeen and Architizer filmed for our video tribute to Hadid last month (+ movie). Capital Hill Residence is a villa in Barvikha Forest close to Moscow, which was designed for Russian property developer Vladislav Doronin. Completed in More

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Model making was key to the design of Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2014

Movie: in the final instalment of our exclusive video series, Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones reflects on Smiljan Radić’s use of handmade paper models to design his bulbous pavilion in 2014. Chilean architect Radić created a translucent, cylindrical pavilion constructed from thin layers of white fibreglass, reminiscent of papier mache wrapped around a balloon. “He More

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Sou Fujimoto was considered “a risk” for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the penultimate instalment of our exclusive video series, Julia Peyton-Jones explains why it was a gamble to commission the relatively young Sou Fujimoto to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2013. Born in 1971, Sou Fujimoto was the youngest architect to be commissioned to design a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, until Bjarke Ingels was More

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion paid homage to its predecessors

Movie: in the next instalment of our exclusive video series, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones explains why Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei dug into the ground to create their 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei teamed up in 2012 to create a sunken pavilion that rose just 1.5 metres above ground More

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Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 was a space of “solitude and calm”

Movie: gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones reflects on the walled garden Peter Zumthor created in 2011 in the next movie of our exclusive video series looking back at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions. Swiss architect Zumthor’s 2011 black, rectangular pavilion enclosed a planted garden by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf filled with flowers and shrubs. “Peter Zumthor designed an More

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SANAA’s reflective Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 “merged into the landscape”

Movie: gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones describes the reflective aluminium Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, created by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA in 2009, as “strange and gorgeous” in this exclusive movie. Sejima and Nishizawa’s pavilion in 2009 featured a canopy made from aluminium-faced plywood floating on hundreds of slender stainless steel columns. “Their pavilion was so strange and More

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Frank Gehry’s wooden Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2008 was “hugely hefty”

Movie: Frank Gehry’s chunky wooden pavilion from 2008 is the subject of our next exclusive video with Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones. Frank Gehry’s 2008 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion consisted of four wood-clad steel columns, which supported a series of large timber planks and beams. “Frank Gehry’s pavilion was wonderful,” says Peyton-Jones in the movie. “It More

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Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion “looked like a spinning top”

Movie: Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones discusses the spinning top-shaped pavilion designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen in 2007 in the next instalment from our exclusive video series. Danish-Icelandic artist Eliasson and Norwegian architect Thorsen of Snøhetta collaborated to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2007. “It’s the only time an artist has been More

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Rem Koolhaas’ 2006 Serpentine Gallery pavilion was inflated like a balloon

Movie: in our next exclusive movie with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses the bulbous inflatable canopy that adorned Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond’s 2006 pavilion. The 2006 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA with Cecil Balmond and engineering firm Arup, featured a giant helium-filled canopy. “I had this image More

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Producing the world’s first 3D-printed bridge with robots “is just the beginning”

Future Makers: the technology that startup MX3D is developing to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam could be used to produce “endless” different structures, says Dutch designer Joris Laarman in this exclusive movie. MX3D is a new research and development company co-founded by Laarman and Tim Geurtjens, which plans to use robots to produce the More

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Dezeen’s top 10 architecture and design videos of 2015

From 3D-printed food to the Bouroullec brothers’ first TV, Dezeen’s award-winning video content explored a wide range of design stories in 2015. We’ve compiled the 10 most popular movies in this YouTube playlist. 3D-printing with living organisms “could transform the food industry” 3D-printed food was the subject of our most popular movie in 2015, which has been watched More

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Terraces of plants in Yanweizhou Park “control floods in an ecological way”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Andrew Buck of Turenscape discusses the flood-resistant topography of the Chinese landscape firm’s award-winning wetland park in Jinhua, China. Yanweizhou Park, which was crowned World Landscape of the Year at World Architecture Festival 2015, is a 26-hectare wetland park at the mouth of three rivers in China’s […]

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Siza and Souto de Moura’s 2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was “hugely complicated”

Movie: gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones remembers the challenges involved in creating Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura’s complicated, column-less Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura teamed up with engineer Cecil Balmond, who was then working for Arup, to design the 2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The Portuguese architects’ structure featured a large, column-free wooden canopy based on […]

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BIG’s Vancouver House aims to transform motorway flyover into a “wonderful civic space”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann explains how BIG’s proposed skyscraper in Vancouver is designed to transform a site dominated by a motorway flyover into an attractive neighbourhood. The Danish architecture firm’s Vancouver House, which was named Future Project of the Year 2015 at World Architecture Festival earlier this month, will be […]

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The Interlace by Ole Scheeren was designed to “build a sense of community”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Eric Chang of Buro Ole Scheeren discusses the importance of the communal courtyards in The Interlace, the “vertical village” that was crowned World Building of the Year 2015 last week. The Interlace is a large residential complex in Singapore consisting of a series of apartment blocks stacked […]

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MVRDV’s proposed 2004 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was “a heroic failure”

Movie: in our next exclusive movie with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses the artificial mountain MVRDV proposed for the 2004 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which eventually proved too expensive to build. Since the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion programme began in 2000, the gallery has built a new structure on its lawn in Kensington Gardens every […]

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China more open to new architecture than risk-averse UK, says Will Alsop

British architect Will Alsop says there are more opportunities for ideas-driven architecture projects in China – like his Gao Yang development, which features a four-storey hanging restaurant – in this movie filmed in London. “In China, you can have much more wide-ranging conversations about the possibilities of a project,” says Alsop, who will be a judge and guest speaker […]

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Oscar Niemeyer “took the brief very seriously” for 2003 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the next instalment of our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director recalls her trip to Brazil to convince Oscar Niemeyer to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2003. Niemeyer’s 2003 Serpentine Gallery pavilion consisted of a white tent-shaped structure made from steel, aluminium, concrete and glass, which visitors could enter […]

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Architects create series of installations in shop windows along Regent Street

London Design Festival 2015: the Royal Institute of British Architects’ annual Regent Street Windows project returns with 13 new installations up and down one of London’s most famous shopping streets (+ movie). The RIBA Regent Street Windows project, which runs until 27 September 2015, pairs architecture firms with retailers on Regent Street to create a series of […]

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Toyo Ito “gulped” when asked to design the 2002 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the next instalment from our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director recalls the difficulty in convincing Japanese architect Toyo Ito to design the gallery’s 2002 summer pavilion. Initially, when asked to follow on from Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind to design a structure for the gallery in Kensington Gardens, Ito proposed using […]

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Daniel Libeskind’s 2001 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was folded “like a piece of origami”

Movie: next in our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses Daniel Libeskind’s angular metal pavilion from 2001, which she likens to a folded paper sculpture. Polish-American architect Libeskind designed the second Serpentine Gallery pavilion in 2001. Called Eighteen Turns, the structure was made from sheets of aluminium, riveted together to […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion set the bar for what followed, says Julia Peyton-Jones

Movie: next up in our exclusive video series celebrating the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones looks back at how Zaha Hadid’s marquee from 2000 launched the annual commission. The first Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by Zaha Hadid in 2000, which the gallery commissioned as a one-off project to host a fundraising gala marking its 30th […]

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Virtual reality will allow architects “to change the world like a god”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architects will soon be walking clients through digital models of their designs, says 3D visualiser Olivier Demangel, who built a virtual replica of a house he saw on Dezeen to showcase the technology (+ movie). “Virtual reality will become an essential tool for architects,” Demangel says in the movie. “This technology is going […]

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is an experiment with plastic, says SelgasCano

Movie: in this exclusive video filmed at the unveiling of the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano explain how their structure plays with coloured, translucent and mirrored plastic sheet. SalgasCano’s pavilion, which opens to the public later this week, consists of two layers of coloured ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) plastic wrapped around […]

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Exclusive video preview of SelgasCano’s 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the first of a series of videos to celebrate the opening of the fifteenth Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones previews SelgasCano’s colourful structure ahead of its opening next week. This year’s pavilion, which consists of layers of coloured translucent plastic wrapped around a metal frame, will be “exuberant, joyful and playful,” Peyton-Jones says in the movie. “SelgasCano […]

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Annabel Karim Kassar’s telescopic pavilions brought a taste of Lebanon to Milan

Movie: in this movie, French architect Annabel Karim Kassar explains how her Camera Chiara installation recreated the atmosphere of a Lebanese house in a Milanese courtyard. Kassar’s Camera Chiara installation, which opened in April during Milan Design Week, consisted of two telescopic pavilions made from steel and burnt wood situated within one of the University of […]

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Drones can “weave structures in space in just a few minutes”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the second part of our video interview with Ammar Mirjan, the architect explains how he is using drones attached to cable dispensers to quickly build lightweight architectural structures. Drones can be a valuable new tool in construction, Mirjan claims, “widening the spectrum of what is possible” in architecture. “We can fly [drones] through and […]
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Drones can “collaborate to build architectural structures”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect and researcher Ammar Mirjan explains how drones could be programmed to construct buildings in the first of two movies about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in architecture. In 2012, Swiss architecture firm Gramazio Kohler Architects and roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea collaborated with ETH Zürich to program a fleet of drones […]
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Neri&Hu’s architecture “challenges the accepted values of society”

Movie: architect Rossana Hu explains why she and her partner Lyndon Neri turned the theme of “feeling good in architecture” on its head in their keynote speech at this year’s Inside Festival. “This year we were given the topic of feeling good in architecture and interior design,” says Hu in the movie, which was filmed […]
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3D-printed structural components will lead to “new building shapes”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Salomé Galjaard of engineering firm Arup says 3D printing building components will result in more efficient and diverse architectural forms (+ movie). The use of metal 3D-printed structural components will “have a big impact on the visual appearance of the world we live in,” Galjaard says in the movie, which was filmed in Eindhoven […]
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Abedian School of Architecture by CRAB Studio was “designed from the inside out”

Inside Festival 2014: architect Gavin Robotham of CRAB Studio explains how the new architecture faculty building at Bond University was designed around the school’s curriculum (+ movie). “The building was designed from the inside out,” claims Robotham, who is director at CRAB Studio together with Peter Cook. Related story: CRAB Studio creates cave-like meeting rooms […]

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Gallery extension proposal by 5468796 “recreates the quality of light of a rainforest”

World Architecture Festival 2014: Johanna Hurme of Canadian firm 5468796 explains the use of wooden “quills” in the proposed art gallery extension that was named Future Project of the Year 2014 (+ movie). 5468796’s proposal for an extension to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, is covered in wooden spines designed to […]

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Canberra’s National Arboretum features “100 forests from around the world”

World Architecture Festival 2014: Australian landscape architect Perry Lethlean explains the concept behind the Canberra park named World Landscape of the Year 2014 in our next movie from World Architecture Festival. The National Arboretum by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer is a regeneration project on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia, aimed at replacing trees […]

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The Chapel by a21studio is like “a big colourful lantern”

World Architecture Festival 2014: in this exclusive video interview Vietnamese architect Toan Nghiem discusses the use of bright colours in The Chapel, the community centre that was crowned World Building of the Year 2014 earlier this month (+ movie). The Chapel is a multi-purpose community space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by local architecture […]

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The city of the future “will be both physical and digital”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: cities in the future will exist in both a physical and digital form says William Trossell of 3D-scanning company ScanLAB, who claims the lines between the two “will become increasingly blurred” (+ movie). “Uses of augmented reality will allow us to walk around the physical city whilst also visiting the digital,” […]

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