Virtual Design Festival

Live video interview with Klein Dytham Architecture as part of Virtual Design Festival

Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture spoke to Dezeen live from Tokyo today at 2:00pm UK time as part of Virtual Design Festival's PechaKucha collaboration.

Klein and Dytham are also founders of the PechaKucha presentation format, and the interview follows the live streaming of last night's PechaKucha Inspire The World event.

In the live interview with Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs, Klein and Dytham discussed the format, in which each participant shows 20 images for 20 seconds each.

Last night's event, the first online version of PechaKucha, featured speakers including designer Yves Behar, former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, and Dytham.

Klien and Dytham also spoke about their architecture projects and about life in Tokyo.

The interview is the second live conversation in our VDF Screentime series, which launched yesterday with an interview with trend forecaster Li Edelkoort.

Klein and Dytham met at London's Royal College of Art and moved to Tokyo to work for Japanese architect Toyo Ito. They founded Klein Dytham Architecture in 1991.

Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein of Klein Dytham Architecture speak to Dezeen as part of Virtual Design Festival
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham are the co-founders of Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture

Projects completed by their architecture studio include Tokyo's landmark Daikanyama T-Site bookshop, as well as a book-lined "village" of shops, restaurants and co-working space within Amanda Levete's Central Embassy complex in Bangkok.

Dytham, a keen drone user, also appeared as an interviewee in Elevation, Dezeen's documentary about drones and their impact on our future cities.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us at [email protected].