Tag: Interviews

"We wanted real drama in a flat landscape"
- Paul Baker on Gardens by the Bay

"We wanted real drama in a flat landscape" - Paul Baker on Gardens by the Bay

World Architecture Festival 2012: in our final movie from the World Architecture Festival we take another look at the World Building of the Year, Gardens by the Bay, as Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Paul Baker explains how the design team used vertical planting to create "some real drama in a very flat landscape." More »

"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 »

"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 »