Watch our talk about architecture and the circular economy live from Dutch Design Week

Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to a panel of experts today in Eindhoven about the circular economy and architecture, as part of Dutch Design Week 2019. The panel included Overtreders W‘s co-founder Hester van Dijk, architect and author Thomas Rau and architect Marco Vermeulen. A circular economy is an economic model that minimises consumption, […]

Imaginary Language is a set of geometric objects that “foster creativity”

Royal College of Art graduate Alessandra Fumagalli Romario explains how her project Imaginary Language gives actors and children tools to help them think more creatively in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Imaginary Language is a set of basic geometric objects that can be combined to create a variety of new forms. Users can then […]

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 […]

Creating the Expo’98 Portuguese National Pavilion was “difficult” says Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Siza Viera explains how he created the swooped concrete roof of the pavilion he designed for the 1998 Expo in Lisbon in this exclusive movie. Located at the mouth of the Tagus River in the Portuguese city, the Expo’98 Portuguese National Pavilion was built to form the main entrance to the World Exposition, which took place […]

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 […]

Volta VR tool “will make producing audio more expressive”

Royal College of Art graduate Alex Kane explains how his virtual reality Volta production tool allows users to create multidirectional “spatial audio” in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Kane developed Volta as his graduation project to complete his degree in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Users wear virtual reality goggles and headphones to produce […]

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 […]

Olafur Eliasson’s Tate Modern retrospective shows reality in “higher granularity”

Olafur Eliasson explains how his recently opened exhibition at London’s Tate Modern prompts visitors to look at the world from a new perspective, in this exclusive video interview filmed by Dezeen. Called In Real Life, the exhibition comprises around 40 works from the last 26 years of the Danish-Icelandic artist’s career. Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition at […]

Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept reimagines grand touring for the year 2035

Bentley looks to the future with the EXP 100 GT concept car that pairs artificial intelligence with sustainable materials made from recycled rice-husks and wine-production waste. Fully electric with the option of autonomous driving, the EXP 100 GT was released yesterday in celebration of the car brand’s 100th birthday. Made from lightweight aluminium and carbon […]

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 […]

Watch our talk with Liam Young exploring how drones will change cities live from London

Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will speak to speculative architect Liam Young about drones, the topic of Dezeen’s short film Elevation, in a talk at the Building Centre in London tonight. Watch live here from 6:30pm UK time. The livestream has not started yet. You can watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page […]

Watch footage of Fredrik Tjærandsen’s balloon fashion that went viral

[embedded content] This captioned movie shows catwalk footage of Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen’s colourful bubble outfits, which have become a viral sensation around the world. Footage of Tjærandsen’s fashion collection has been widely shared across social media over the past week, after attendees at the CSM graduate fashion show on 30 May broadcast […]

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