Potemkin Theatre is a “two-faced structure” says Maich Swift Architects

Paul Maich and Ted Swift of Maich Swift Architects explain how their open-air Potemkin Theatre will act as a space to engage audiences, in this exclusive video produced by Dezeen. Located atop a flat-roofed warehouse in east London, the Potemkin Theatre is a double-sided structure over three-storeys, with a chequered green facade. The narrow structure […]

Cullinan Studio designs “cracked open” house with gaps to let in the light

London architecture studio Cullinan Studio has built a house in Amersham, England, that is split it into sections to allow light to flood its interiors through the glazed gaps. Called Push-Pull house, it has an open and light interior while the exterior remains in keeping with the area’s protected 1930s Arts and Crafts residential architecture. This […]

Rafał Barnaś creates an “abstract world built out of paper” for animated film ArchiPaper

Rafał Barnaś has used digital animation to create a world that resembles moving paper cutouts for an upcoming movie, which will tell the story of a house in Poland designed by his brother. Named ArchiPaper: A Surrealist Story About Architecture, the film simulates a paper diorama coming to life. Barnaś combined digital animation with photographs […]

Watch our talk about the next generation of architects live from London

Pereen d’Avoine of Russian for Fish, Studio Bark’s Sarah Broadstock and recent graduate Samiur Rahman, will discuss the motivations of architects entering the profession on a panel at Knauf‘s London showroom. Watch the talk from 7:00pm UK time. Dezeen’s assistant editor India Block will chair the panel, which will explore the experiences of architects starting out […]

“I didn’t expect to build in Manhattan” says Álvaro Siza

In this exclusive video interview, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera discusses his first building in the US, a luxury condominium tower in New York City. Speaking to Dezeen in New York, the 86-year-old architect said that he did not imagine he would ever receive such a commission. “I didn’t expect to build in Manhattan,” he […]

Watch Jean Philippe Vassal speak at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2019

Jean Philippe Vassal, co-founder of Lacaton and Vassal Architects, is giving the 29th annual architecture lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London tonight. Watch the lecture here live from 6:30pm UK time. The livestream hasn’t started yet. You can watch it here from 6:30pm UK time. Vassal will present the studio’s past projects and […]

Block9 reveals “monster” IICON stage at Glastonbury 2019

Block9 co-founders Gideon Berger and Steven Gallagher explain how they built the monolithic IICON stage at Glastonbury in this exclusive video shot by Dezeen at the famous music festival. IICON is a vast sculptural stage and outdoor dance arena by London creative partnership Block9, which debuted at Glastonbury festival in Somerset, UK, last weekend. The […]

Architecture and design highlights from Glastonbury 2019

[embedded content] This captioned movie explores some of the best installations at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, including temporary structures by design studio Block9 and artist Joe Rush. Among the stages and installations built for the five-day event were a full-size recreation of a British seaside pier by Rush, a vast moving crane equipped with […]

AHEAD Americas hotel award winners “reinvent ideas from the past”

Hotels across the Americas are drawing on local history to create memorable guest experiences, say AHEAD Americas awards judges in this video Dezeen produced for the awards programme. Many of the winners of this year’s AHEAD Americas awards, which had its ceremony last week at the Faena Forum in Miami, are urban hotels with interiors […]

Explore The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside The Colour Palace, a brightly patterned pavilion by designer Yinka Ilori and architecture studio Pricegore, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. Ilori teamed up with Pricegore to install the temporary building on the lawn of Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. […]

Explore Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside the latest Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a low-rising rocky canopy designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, in this exclusive 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The pavilion features a gently sloping roof comprising 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate mounted on to a steel mesh that is supported by 106 slender columns. […]

The Siren Hotel references Detroit’s grand history says Ari Heckman

ASH NYC co-founder Ari Heckman explains how The Siren Hotel recalls Detroit’s glamorous past in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards. Design development firm ASH NYC overhauled a derelict historical building in downtown Detroit with the help of Quinn Evans Architects to create The Siren Hotel. The property was awarded the title […]

Serpentine Pavilion designed to be “part of surrounding landscape” says Junya Ishigami

In this exclusive Dezeen video, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami explains how his design for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion was built to resemble a “stone hill”. Ishigami’s pavilion was unveiled yesterday at the Serpentine Gallery in London, following the resignation of the gallery’s CEO Yana Peel over her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. The pavilion is […]

“Inventing a story means no design decision is arbitrary” says David Rockwell

New York architect David Rockwell explains how constructing a narrative can guide the design of hospitality spaces in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards. Rockwell Group, the firm founded by the architect in 1984, has won the Outstanding Contribution Award at tonight’s AHEAD Americas hospitality awards held at the Faena Forum in […]

Lianjie Wu designs affordable homes that are deliberately left unfinished

The final instalment of our Dezeen x Mini Living video series features a proposal by Bartlett graduate Lianjie Wu for affordable homes that are left unfinished, for residents to complete themselves. Wu’s project, called Beyond the Shell, reimagines the traditional high-rise tower as a modular, multi-storey estate, with public and private spaces of different sizes […]

Al Wakrah Stadium built by Zaha Hadid Architects for World Cup in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Al Wakrah Stadium, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it hosts its inaugural match today. Located in the city of Al Wakrah, around 10 miles south of Doha, the 40,000-seat stadium opens with the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Duhail tonight. […]

Watch a fly-through animation showing Notre-Dame rebuilt with a replica spire and a glass roof

[embedded content] Miysis Studio has created an animation showing its vision of a rebuilt Notre-Dame that combines a reconstruction of Viollet-le-Duc’s spire with a modern glass roof. The Belgium visualisation studio created the movie to show how the cathedral, which was devastated by fire last month, could be rebuilt using modern and traditional materials. “We also wanted to mix […]

The Storefront Theater is successful because “the community takes it and makes it their own”

In this movie, artist Matthew Mazzotta says the success of The Storefront Theater, which won him Architecture Project of the Year at the inaugural Dezeen Awards, comes down to the way the local community has made use of it. The Storefront Theater is a retractable theatre disguised as a shop. It was built to re-invigorate the main street in the town […]

Take a video tour of A-CH’s tiny Keperra House in Australia

[embedded content] This architecture movie shows A-CH’s compact Keperra House, located in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Completed in 2013, the house was designed by Australian studio A-CH for a single occupant, and is positioned at the end of the garden of an existing property. It is characterised by a central sheltered deck that separates the […]

Neri&Hu looked to “traditional courtyard house typology” for Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat

Neri&Hu cofounder Lyndon Neri explains how the studio referenced traditional Chinese courtyard homes in its design for a hotel, in this interview Dezeen filmed at the AHEAD Asia awards ceremony. Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat won awards in two categories – New Concept of the Year, and Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces – at the third AHEAD Asia awards in March, […]

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