Tag: architecture movies

"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 »

Iwan Baan on "architecture
without architects"

Iwan Baan on "architecture without architects"

In a movie Dezeen filmed at his Golden Lion-winning installation in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural photographer Iwan Baan talks about how residents have built their own homes between the columns and floor plates of the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. More »

"Copying is both fundamental and dangerous
to architecture" - Sam Jacob of FAT

"Copying is both fundamental and dangerous to architecture" - Sam Jacob of FAT

FAT director Sam Jacob explains why he believes that "copying is both fundamental to how architecture develops and something that threatens its foundational belief in originality," in this movie we filmed at the Venice Architecture Biennale, where the firm has created an installation called The Museum of Copying. 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 »