Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with architect Chris Precht as part of Virtual Design Festival

Austrian architect Chris Precht speaks to Dezeen in this live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Chris Precht, who founded architecture studio Precht with his wife Fei Precht last year, discussed his work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Precht has explored low-impact building technologies and ways of making buildings more self-sufficient. Projects by the studio include a proposal for a timber housing tower that incorporates a vertical farm and an off-grid micro-home made of timber.

Precht also recently developed Parc de la Distance, a concept for a park that would help visitors to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The architect co-founded Beijing-based architecture studio Penda in 2013, where he developed a concept for a modular bamboo hotel that can be extended.

The interview is part of our VDF Screentime series, a series of live interviews which has featured trend forecaster Li EdelkoortTokyo-based studio Klein Dytham ArchitectureNew York architecture practice SO-IL, The World Around curator Beatrice Galilee and British-Israeli architect Ron Arad.

Architect Chris Precht speaks to Dezeen live as part of Virtual Design Festival
Chris Precht is founder of architecture studios Precht and Penda, where he developed a concept for a modular bamboo hotel

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

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].