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 »

"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 »

Eileen Gray was "disappointed that
she was forgotten" - Zeev Aram

Eileen Gray was "disappointed that she was forgotten" - Zeev Aram

Interview: forty years after he first met her, London design retailer Zeev Aram has launched a website dedicated to the work of his late friend, the modernist designer Eileen Gray.  In this interview, Aram describes his working relationship with the elderly designer who, despite being frail and almost forgotten, could " see with one eye what many architects couldn't see with two eyes" (+ slideshow). More »