Tag: architecture movies

"People in Vietnam want green buildings"
- Vo Trong Nghia on Binh Duong School

"People in Vietnam want green buildings" - Vo Trong Nghia on Binh Duong School

World Architecture Festival 2012: Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia won two awards at the World Architecture Festival last month and in this second interview he discusses how "green buildings" that use less energy are the future of architecture in Vietnam, like his naturally ventilated Binh Duong School that won the schools category. More »

"I hope that Singapore doesn't have a style"
- Kerry Hill on Martin No. 38

"I hope that Singapore doesn't have a style" - Kerry Hill on Martin No. 38

World Architecture Festival 2012: architect Kerry Hill won the award in the housing category at the World Architecture Festival with his design for an apartment building in Singapore and in this interview we filmed he discusses how he believes the nation is developing an "emerging approach to design" rather than an architectural style. More »

"An art college should be a blank canvas"
- Paul Williams on Central Saint Martins

"An art college should be a blank canvas" - Paul Williams on Central Saint Martins

World Architecture Festival 2012: architect Paul Williams of Stanton Williams tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs why his team designed the new campus for London art and design college Central Saint Martins as "a blank canvas" where different disciplines could "take form and ownership", in this movie we filmed at the World Architecture Festival last month. More »

"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 »

"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 »

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 »