Dezeen teamed up with luxury kitchen appliances brand Gaggenau to present a series of Architecture Project Talks on spectacular houses around the world. We've rounded up the three lectures for you to watch here.
The series of webinars, in which leading architects deliver in-depth lectures about one of their key buildings, featured eye-catching houses in unique locations around the world, spanning Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Projects featured included a subterranean house embedded in a rocky hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea by Mold Architects, a brutalist home nestled within rice fields in Bali, Indonesia, by Daniel Mitchell and Patisandhika, and a minimal beach house only accessible by boat in Lagos, Nigeria, by CmDesign Atelier.
The recorded talks, which have now ended but can be watched on-demand for free, count towards continuing professional development (CPD) points for UK architects.
Register to watch all three talks on-demand below:
NCaved by Mold Architects
The first instalment of Dezeen and Gaggenau's Architecture Project Talks focussed on NCaved by Mold Architects, a wedge-shaped house partially submerged into a rocky hillside on the Greek island of Serifos.
Architect Iliana Kerestetzi, founder of the Athens-based studio, delivered a lecture about the subterranean project, which is designed to frame the surrounding vistas of the ocean, as well as provide shelter from strong northerly winds.
A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika and Dan Mitchell
The second instalment featured Space Available founder Daniel Mitchell and Indonesian architect Patisandhika Sidarta discussing A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali, the concrete house that the pair designed for Mitchell and his family.
The 512-square-metre house, which is located in a small valley nestled among rice fields on the Indonesian island of Bali, is characterised by exposed concrete and wooden detailing.
The architects discussed the challenges presented by the island's hot climate and the solutions designed in response to it.
Coral Pavilion by CmDesign Atelier
The third instalment saw Nigerian architect Tosin Oshinowo deliver a lecture on her studio CmDesign Atelier's minimalist beach house in Lagos, Nigeria.
Called Coral Pavilion, the house is intended for the client's family and friends for day trips, featuring a swimming pool and rooftop terrace for sunbathing alongside the sea to escape the "frenetic energy" of Lagos.
Oshinowo discussed the building's materiality and structure along with the challenges and merits of designing for a remote location.
Dezeen x Gaggenau Architecture Project Talks
This series of Architecture Project Talks is produced by Dezeen in collaboration with luxury kitchen appliance brand Gaggenau.
Gaggenau works with architects and designers to create professional-grade culinary appliances for the home, which are tailored to design specifications.
Sign up to Gaggenau's mailing list via the webinar registration pages to hear more. Read more about Dezeen partnership content here.