Tag: Interviews

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 »

Interview: BarberOsgerby on designing
the Olympic Torch

Interview: BarberOsgerby on designing the Olympic Torch

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012: British design duo BarberOsgerby talk about designing the London 2012 Olympic Torch in this movie we filmed last week at the Vitra showroom during Clerkenwell Design WeekUpdate: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

World Architecture Festival 2012: Mapungubwe
Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects

World Architecture Festival 2012: Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects

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 »