Dezeen's top movies of 2016

Dezeen's top 10 movies of 2016

Dezeen's videos received over 30 million plays in 2016. For our review of the year, studio director Ben Hobson has selected the 10 that sum up the year, including our interview with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and our video tribute to the late Zaha Hadid.


Architecture stars pay tribute to late Zaha Hadid

Architecture lost one of its leading stars in 2016 when Zaha Hadid died suddenly from a heart attack in March.

Dezeen teamed up with Architizer to create this memorial video, which features moving tributes from architects including Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Richard Rogers, Daniel Libeskind, Amanda Levete and Patrik Schumacher.


Schumacher calls for social housing to be scrapped in live Dezeen broadcast

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher set out a series of controversial proposals for solving London's housing crisis during his keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2016, which Dezeen streamed live on our Facebook page.

The talk was the catalyst for a series of vigorous debates on the Dezeen comment boards, which was soon picked up by the national press.


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels

This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG.

In this exclusive movie filmed at the opening of the pavilion in June, Ingels explains how he used stacks of fibreglass boxes to create a huge undulating structure on the lawns of Kensington Gardens in London.


Joris Laarman explains how he will create world's first 3D-printed bridge

At the beginning of the year we spoke to Dutch designer Joris Laarman about the 3D-printed bridge his startup company MX3D is planning to build over a canal in Amsterdam.

The video is part of our Future Makers video series in collaboration with Autodesk, which explores how designers are harnessing new digital tools and advanced manufacturing technology to pioneer the future of making things.


Sebastian Wrong reflects on being woken up in the night by his Font Clock

London designer Sebastian Wrong reflects on living with the distinctive sound made by his 2007 Font Clock for Established & Sons in the this movie from our Most Loved video series in partnership with MINI, which celebrates design objects that have found a special place in people's hearts.


Oki Sato reveals Nendo's biggest ever project

Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the Japanese studio's redesign of a 40,000-square-metre shopping mall in this video Dezeen filmed in Bangkok.


Kim Jones creates compact Nike travel kit for Olympic athletes

In this world-exclusive movie, fashion designer Kim Jones unveiled his compactable collection of clothes and shoes designed for athletes travelling to the Rio 2016 Olympics, which he created by reinterpreting classic Nike designs.


Forests installation by Asif Khan for MINI

MINI worked with London architect Asif Khan to create a series of installations during London Design Festival this year.

MINI's Oke Hauser explains why the car brand is experimenting with architecture in this movie.


Exclusive video interview with Chinese architect Wang Shu

Dezeen spoke exclusively to Chinese architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio when he was in London to deliver the prestigious Annual Architecture Lecture at the Royal Academy.

In this video, he explains why he used recycled material from traditional Chinese buildings to construct the Ningbo History Museum, one of his studio's most iconic buildings.


Patrizia Moroso gives Dezeen a private tour of the Moroso factory

Moroso creative director Patrizia Moroso gave Dezeen a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the "hidden heart" of the furniture brand's factory in Italy.