Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Space Popular as part of Virtual Design Festival

Design studio Space Popular spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Architects Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, founders of Space Popular, discussed their work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Founded in 2013 in Bangkok, the studio is now based in London and works on a variety of different projects including architecture, interiors, furniture, exhibitions and installations.

The duo has a particular interest in virtual reality and the effect that the technology will have on architecture.

An installation Space Popular created for the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale in 2019 explored how virtual reality will change the way we communicate, and proposed that the technology could allow people's homes to merge digitally with those of their friends and family.

In order that that those stuck at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic are able to experience the installation, the studio created a video version which premiered on Dezeen.

Live interview with Space Popular as part of Virtual Design Festival
London-based design studio Space Popular will feature in the next instalment of our Screentime series, sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival

The studio has also previously designed a digital installation in the gate of a historic palace in Seoul, South Korea and a house in Valencia, Spain which slots into a green steel frame.

The interview is part of our VDF Screentime series, a series of live interviews which has featured trend forecaster Li EdelkoortNew York architecture practice SO-ILThe World Around curator Beatrice Galilee, British-Israeli architect Ron Arad, architect Chris Precht and Dong-Ping Wong.

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].