Interviews

OMA now preoccupied with "the countryside
and preservation" says Rem Koolhaas

OMA now preoccupied with "the countryside and preservation" says Rem Koolhaas

Movie: Rem Koolhaas explains how his preoccupations have shifted from urbanism and the city to preservation and the countryside in this second movie filmed by Dezeen at the launch of OMA's new Rotterdam skyscraper. "It's a cliche that everybody is living in the city," the architect says. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Architectural renderings now "indistinguishable
from photos" says leading visual artist

Architectural renderings now "indistinguishable from photos" says leading visual artist

Interview: renderings are now as convincing as reality and are changing the way people perceive architecture, according to architectural visualisation artist Peter Guthrie. "It allows for greater conversation about the built environment," he says in this interview. "Most people are familiar with computer images but would find it harder to interpret a line drawing." (+ slideshow). More »

Apple's "momentum has slowed down"
says Apple Store designer

Apple's "momentum has slowed down" says Apple Store designer

News: Apple's retail presence is "not evolving as fast as it could be" and the company's "momentum has slowed down" since Steve Jobs died, according to the designer who developed the Apple Store concept with the brand's former CEO. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12 (+ interview).

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"Fab did rely too heavily on kitsch" says
co-founder Bradford Shellhammer

Bradford Shellhammer

Interview: Bradford Shellhammer, founder and chief design officer of Fab, explains why the company dropped the "flash sales" model to become both a manufacturer and online retailer of design. In an interview with Dezeen he discusses how Fab is disrupting the industry, how it can help designers and how it "absolutely" wants to open physical stores. More »

"Exhibitions are places to be occupied, not just
things to be observed" - Beatrice Galilee

Beatrice Galilee

Lisbon Architecture Triennale: following budget cuts, boycotts and lukewarm reviews, Lisbon Architecture Triennale curator Beatrice Galilee defends the event that opened in the Portuguese capital last week and explains why she believes architecture exhibitions don't always need to be about buildings (+ interview). More »