World Architecture Festival 2012: in the final movie from our series announcing the call for exhibitors at this year’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore from 3-5 October, programme director Paul Finch discusses why an experimental office building with an inflatable facade was named World Building of the Year in 2011. More »
World Architecture Festival 2012: Zaha Hadid's MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts is the focus of our next movie about the World Architecture Festival, as programme director Paul Finch explains why the jury unanimously voted for it to win the festival’s World Building of the Year award in 2010. More »
World Architecture Festival 2012: in the next movie from our series running up to this year's World Architecture Festival, programme director Paul Finch tells us how the jury were "bowled over" by the hand-constructed Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, winner of the festival's World Building of the Year award in 2009. More »
World Architecture Festival 2012: in our second movie celebrating this year's World Architecture Festival in Singapore from 3-5 October, WAF programme director Paul Finch explains why the super-jury headed by architect Robert Stern selected the Universita Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects as World Building of the Year 2008 in the festival's inaugural year. More »
Dezeen is media partner for the fifth annual World Architecture Festival, taking place in Singapore from 3-5 October, and our readers can get a 25% discount when they enter their projects for the awards programme (see below).
Milan 2012: when MoMA curator Paola Antonelli visited Dezeen Studio she spoke to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about shows in Milan that addressed the making process, rather than the finished products normally shown at the fair. In this movie she discusses the new focus on experimentation and performance in design as technology becomes more accessible and a new wave of creativity takes hold. More »
Milan 2012: in part 2 of our interview with Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin she talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about the Equal Rights for Design campaign she's spearheading to demand changes in UK copyright law that will put design on a level with literature and art. More »
Milan 2012: Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin tipped collaborations with Japanese designers and manufacturers as the most exciting development in Milan this year when she paid a visit to Dezeen Studio. In this first instalment of our interview with her, she discusses the calming effect this has had on the design industry and how quality design has become more accessible to high street brands. More »
Milan 2012: in this interview filmed at Dezeen Studio, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk gives us his take on the future of design criticism, as fast reactions on platforms like Twitter and Facebook are balanced by long-form analysis in e-books and online journals.
He goes on to discuss how the fetishisation of traditional crafts by mass-producers is pushing design in a new direction and agrees with previous guest journalist Joseph Grima that the arrival of hacking culture and open-source production is the big story in Milan this year, describing it as the antithesis to the luxury design industry that the city normally centres around. More »
Milan 2012: end-user collaboration and open-source production were hot topics in Milan this year. In this movie filmed at Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST, editor-in-chief of Domus magazine Joseph Grima discuses their influence on the design industry and how these themes played out in the Future in the Making exhibition that the magazine hosted in an eighteenth century Italian palazzo. More »
Movie: Rem Koolhaas was at the ICA in London this morning to launch OMA's design for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow. He gave Dezeen a quick introduction to the new gallery, which will be built in Gorky Park in the Russian capital for gallerist Dasha Zukhova. More »