Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Dara Huang as part of Virtual Design Festival

Dara Huang, founder of architecture studio Design Haus Liberty, speaks to Dezeen in this live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Huang will spoke live to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The architect, 36, founded Design Haus Liberty in 2013. The firm has offices in London and Hong Kong, and was awarded three RIBA awards in its first three years as a practice.

She also launched lighting brand DH Liberty Lux, and co-founded Vivahouse, an initiative that turns disused commercial spaces into co-living units.

The daughter of a Taiwanese scientist who emigrated to the USA to work for NASA, Huang has a masters degree in architecture from Harvard University. Before starting her own business she worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Foster + Partners in London.

Projects by Design Haus Liberty include Villa Mosca Bianca on the shore of Lake Maggiore in Italy, and a cluster of apartments in Shoreditch, London.

Dara Huang is founder of architecture studio Design Haus Liberty
Dara Huang is founder of architecture studio Design Haus Liberty

Other creatives featured in our Screentime series include trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, UNStudio founder Ben van BerkelNew York architecture practice SO-ILThe World Around curator Beatrice Galileefilmmaker Gary Hustwit and British-Israeli architect Ron Arad.

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].