Interviews

"In Vietnam we have problems with energy"
- Vo Trong Nghia on Stacking Green

"In Vietnam we have problems with energy" - Vo Trong Nghia on Stacking Green

World Architecture Festival: in this movie we filmed, architect Vo Trong Nghia explains how the house he designed with a vertical garden on its facade incorporates natural daylighting and ventilation systems that are invaluable in Vietnam, which experiences heavy rain and high temperatures, but often suffers day-long power shortages. More »

"We're trying to find a Singaporean context"
- Pan Yi Cheng on Herman Miller at XTRA

"We're trying to find a Singaporean context" - Pan Yi Cheng on Herman Miller at XTRA

World Architecture Festival 2012: Pan Yi Cheng of Singapore studio P.A.C won the award in the retail category at the World Architecture Festival with his design for a shop for furniture brand Herman Miller. In this movie we filmed, the architect explains how a recent emergence of young practices is helping Singapore become a "more vibrant" place that is starting to find its own identity. More »

"We convinced doctors to move to an open-
plan wing" - Kristen Whittle and Ron Billard

"We convinced doctors to move to an open-plan wing" - Kristen Whittle and Ron Billard

World Architecture Festival 2012: architects Kristen Whittle and Ron Billard explain how meerkats, fish and open-plan offices for consultants helped provide better care for sick children at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, the winner in the health category at the World Architecture Festival. More »

"Turkey has learnt how to be in a crisis"
- Murat Tabanlıoğlu on Bodrum Airport

"Turkey has learnt how to be in a crisis" - Murat Tabanlıoğlu on Bodrum Airport

World Architecture Festival 2012: Murat Cengiz Tabanlıoğlu of Tabanlıoğlu Architects says that Turkey has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world because they have "learnt how to be in a crisis," in this interview we filmed about the firm's airport project that topped the transport category at this year's World Architecture Festival. More »

"Workplaces can become more hybrid in their
nature" - Jeff Morehen on Darling Quarter

"Workplaces can become more hybrid in their nature" - Jeff Morehen on Darling Quarter

World Architecture Festival 2012: in this movie, Australian architect Jeff Morehen of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs how the workplaces of the future should be "more hybrid in their nature" and accommodate public facilities, just like his Darling Quarter offices in Sydney that won the office category at the World Architecture Festival this month. More »

"If China doesn't go green it's the end of
the world" - Li Xiaodong on Liyuan Library

"If China doesn't go green it's the end of the world" - Li Xiaodong on Liyuan Library

World Architecture Festival 2012: in this movie we filmed at the World Architecture Festival, Chinese architect Li Xiaodong tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs how "sustainability is a must" for new buildings in China, because if the country doesn't get it right it's "the end of the world". More »

"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 »