Sainsbury Centre had its “crisis” moments says Norman Foster

British architect Norman Foster recalls the challenges of designing the UK’s pioneering high-tech art gallery, in this exclusive video interview filmed by Dezeen as art of our high-tech architecture series. Located on the campus of the University of East Anglia in Norfolk, UK, the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts is a 135-metre-long lattice steel […]

Lateral Office lights up New York City Garment District with “immersive urban instrument”

Canadian studio Lateral Office has installed 12 oversized seesaws that light up and make sounds on the streets of New York City‘s Garment District. Impulse occupies the pedestrian plazas on Broadway Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. While on display, the block is closed to vehicle traffic. Visitors are encouraged to ride the playground-style pieces, […]

Electric MINI Cooper SE keeps “spirit of fun and adventure”

The all-electric MINI Cooper SE draws upon the brand’s history of playful designs and superior handling says Oliver Heilmer, vice president of MINI Design, in this video produced by Dezeen for MINI. The MINI Cooper SE is the brand’s first all-electric car, designed in the style of MINI‘s iconic Cooper range. The MINI Cooper SE is the […]

A Metallic Villadrone movie by Studio MK27 depicts metabolist future city

Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27 has created this short sci-fi animation that imagines a city in 2100 with drone-powered flying homes, 3D-printed food, and replaceable body organs. Directed by Studio MK27 founder Marcio Kogan, A Metallic Villadrone depicts a city that takes cues from the Japanese metabolism movement, a post-war modernist architectural movement led by […]

NeueHouse to launch Bradbury Building location with LA Futures conversations

Dezeen Promotion: NeueHouse is hosting a series of conversations with prominent members of LA’s creative community, including philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen, architect Kulapat Yantrasast, author Josh Kun and futurist Liam Young, to mark the opening of its latest location in Downtown Los Angeles. This month Neuehouse will open a new workspace within the city’s iconic Bradbury Building. It will have collaborative creative spaces and […]

Townew bin seals and changes garbage bags at the push of a button

Canadian company Knectek Labs has automated an often messy and unhygienic part of household waste collection with the Townew bin, which seals and changes its own bags. Set to launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2020, the Townew bin is self-sealing at the push of a button. It uses […]

Ramboll uses bamboo to build earthquake-resistant housing in Indonesia

Civil engineering company Ramboll has worked with locals in Lombok, Indonesia, to build three quake-proof housing prototypes that are made almost entirely out of bamboo. Described as “template houses”, the standardised bamboo structures were designed by Ramboll with local charity Grenzeloos Milieu and University College London (UCL) in the wake of several earthquakes in Lombok in […]

Aguahoja I won design project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019 for the “new attributes” of its living material

Aguahoja I by Mediated Matter Group, which was named design project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, could be used in architecture says judge Nelly Ben Hayoun in this movie produced by Dezeen. The research group, which is headed by Neri Oxman, digitally designed and robotically fabricated the structure using pectin, cellulose and chitosan. […]

Black timber and zinc house with sauna sits next to a Finnish lake

A house by Studio Puisto in Finland, sits between a lake and a dense spruce forest and is clad in black-oiled wood and topped by sloping zinc roofs. Called Three Square House, the house in Southern Savonia is made up of three interlocking volumes, with a central building flanked by two smaller spaces. These auxiliary […]

World’s largest 3D-printed building completes in Dubai

Robotic construction company Apis Cor has used its technology to build the world’s largest 3D-printed building, a two-storey office in Dubai. Measuring 9.5 metres high with a floor area of 640 square metres, Apis Cor built the structure for the Dubai Municipality. The company claims it is the largest 3D-printed building ever built. Apis Cor built […]

Gorgeous George hotel in Cape Town is a “showcase for local design”

Cape Town’s Gorgeous George hotel exhibits the best of local design says interior architect Tristan du Plessis, in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards. Gorgeous George, which was named Hotel of the Year at the 2019 AHEAD Middle East and Africa hospitality awards, is a 36-room renovation of a pair of historic […]

The Samsung Mobile Design Competition aimed to “shape the next wave of Galaxy experiences”

In this movie, we look back at this year’s Samsung Mobile Design Competition, a collaboration between Samsung and Dezeen, which challenged designers to come up with innovative new mobile accessory and wallpaper designs for Galaxy devices. Launched in June 2019, the Samsung Mobile Design Competition was a global contest that sought ideas for how Galaxy mobile […]

Dezeen’s top 12 architecture and design movies of 2019

For our review of 2019, Sebastian Jordahn selects the best videos produced by Dezeen Studio, including an interview with Norman Foster about high-tech architecture, our Glastonbury Festival design highlights and a profile of Frida Escobedo. [embedded content] Frida Escobedo explains how she fell into architecture In March Dezeen interviewed Mexican architect Frida Escobedo for a […]

Watch the video of our panel about post-plastic materials at Dezeen Day

Designers disagreed about whether we can live without plastic at the inaugural Dezeen Day conference, with architect Arthur Mamou-Mani saying “we still need” the material and designer Nienke Hoogvliet arguing that “we shouldn’t produce any more”. Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza, the third designer on the post-plastic materials panel, said human society is not yet ready to […]

Guests “enter into an Archigram world” at Design Trust gala in Hong Kong

In this Dezeen movie, architects Peter Cook and Dennis Crompton explain how they drew from the Archigram archive to create the concept for the 2019 Design Trust gala in Hong Kong. The former Archigram members were appointed as creative directors of the fundraising event for the Design Trust, a charity that supports creative projects in […]

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland offers “a better understanding of nature”

Design Group Italia chief design officer Sigurdur Thorsteinsson explains how The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland immerses guests in nature in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards. The 62-room resort hotel is embedded in the lava formations and turquoise geothermal pools of Iceland‘s Blue Lagoon complex, which is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark. The […]

Reliance Controls “dissolved traditional boundaries” says Norman Foster

In this exclusive Dezeen video interview created as part of our high-tech architecture series, British architect Norman Foster reflects on his first high-tech building and how it shaped offices to come. Named after the electronics manufacturer that commissioned the building, Reliance Controls was an industrial facility located in Swindon in south west England. Completed in 1967, the building […]

Rombout Frieling Lab creates interactive Arctic bus stop

Architecture studio Rombout Frieling Lab has created the Station of Being as a prototype bus stop for use in the Arctic region, which uses sound and light to alert passengers to approaching buses. The bus stop in Umeå, Sweden, was designed to improve the waiting conditions for passengers using public transport in cold weather conditions within […]

Piazza Dell’Ufficio won interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019 for teaching children “the power of design”

Piazza Dell’Ufficio by Branch Studio Architects, which was named interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, teaches children about the power of design says judge Eva Jiricna in this movie. Located in a suburb of Melbourne, the renovation of the administration offices of Caroline Chisholm College attempts to reduce visual barriers between staff […]

“Demolition is sometimes the best option” says Bartlett professor at Net Zero Carbon talk

Construction experts discuss the ways that the building industry can move towards having zero carbon emissions in this panel discussion filmed by Dezeen for Kingspan at the Building Centre in London. Called Accelerating the Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings, the event was hosted by architectural facade specialist Kingspan and independent research forum New London […]

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