Interviews

"People want Stockholm to be a low city"
- Josefin Larsson on Victoria Tower

"People want Stockholm to be a low city" - Josefin Larsson on Victoria Tower

World Architecture Festival 2012: in this movie we filmed, architect Josefin Larsson of Wingårdhs tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs how the residents of Stockholm want it to be a "low city", but that her studio's controversial high-rise hotel there is a "real midget" compared to the skyscrapers of Singapore, where the World Architecture Festival took place. More »

"Small projects are good grounding for research" - John Wardle on Shearer's Quarters

"Small projects are good grounding for research" - John Wardle on Shearer's Quarters

World Architecture Festival 2012: Australian architect John Wardle tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs how small projects can be "a good grounding for research and testing of ideas" in this movie we filmed about his award-winning Shearer's Quarters at the World Architecture Festival earlier this month. More »

"There's a very strong future for books"
- Mark Dytham on Daikanyama T-Site

"There's a very strong future for books" - Mark Dytham on Daikanyama T-Site

World Architecture Festival 2012: architect Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about the future of books in the digital age in this movie we filmed at the World Architecture Festival earlier this month, where a bookstore he designed in Japan won the prize in the shopping centres category. More »

Architects should be wary of "thinking that they
know how to do everything" - Studio Weave

Architects should be wary of "thinking that they know how to do everything" - Studio Weave

In this first movie from the series we filmed at our Designed in Hackney Day of talks and discussions, architects Maria Smith and Je Ahn of Studio Weave speak to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about projects including a bench for 300 people and how they believe "a trap that architects can fall into is thinking that they know how to do everything." More »

"I’m a passionate architect... I do not work
for money" - Peter Zumthor

"I’m a passionate architect... I do not work for money" - Peter Zumthor

As Peter Zumthor has this week been named as the recipient of this year’s Royal Gold Medal for architecture, here's another chance to watch the movie interview Dezeen filmed with him last summer, in which he told us "I'm a passionate architect and I think it's a beautiful profession." Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Yves Behar on skeuomorphic design
and Apple

Yves Behar on skeuomorphic design at 100% Design

Developing hardware and software at the same time is design's "new frontier", according to industrial designer Yves Behar. Speaking to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs at 100% Design yesterday, the industrial designer said bringing 3D designers and interface designers together was "a whole new blue ocean" adding, "Apple is actually a little bit behind in that area." Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12 (+ audio). More »

Movie: Marc Newson on designing
nearly everything

Movie: Marc Newson on designing nearly everything

Industrial designer Marc Newson has famously tried his hand at designing pretty much everything. In the second of five movies Dezeen filmed to coincide with the publication of a major book on his work by Taschen, Newson talks us though a range of his projects that takes in mobile phones, knives, beds, clothes, packaging and a surf board so slick it was sold as a sculpture. More »

"I was obsessed by the idea of making
things myself" - Marc Newson

"I was obsessed by the idea of making things myself" - Marc Newson

In the first of five movies Dezeen filmed with industrial designer Marc Newson to coincide with the publication of a major book on his work by Taschen, he talks about the early days of his career when he made everything himself - including one of his most famous pieces of work, the Lockheed Lounge chaise longue. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators"
- David Chipperfield

Architects risk becoming "urban decorators" - David Chipperfield

With the Venice Architecture Biennale opening next week, here's a full transcript of our interview with its director David Chipperfield, who explains the thinking behind this year's theme, Common Ground.

Chipperfield stresses the need for the profession to address "the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with." Otherwise he says, architects risk being relegated to being "urban decorators." Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »