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Kumiko Inui presents “porous” Nobeoka Station revamp in short film by CCA

December 3, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Architect Kumiko Inui

Japanese architect Kumiko Inui sheds light on her redevelopment of Nobeoka Station in Japan during the final Models Talk film published in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Tune in from 3:00pm London time. Named Recipe for Mixed Rice, the 10-minute video guides viewers through the station complex in Nobeoka, which Inui designed as

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Kazuko Akamatsu outlines Shibuya skyscraper design in video by CCA

December 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Shibuya Stream architectural model

In the second Models Talk film published in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Japanese architect Kazuko Akamatsu explains how she used voids to create a feeling of openness at the Shibuya Stream skyscraper in Japan. Watch from 3:00pm London time. The nine-minute video, aptly named A Matter of Void, takes viewers through the

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Erika Nakagawa showcases skinny tower concept in video by CCA

December 1, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Architect Erika Nakagawa in her studio

Dezeen has teamed up with the Canadian Centre for Architecture to premiere three short films about Japanese architecture. In the first video, architect Erika Nakagawa shares her vision for a skinny residential tower in Tokyo. Tune in from 3:00pm London time. The first film, named A Neighbourhood in A House, guides viewers through a scaled

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EPR Architects transforms historic prison into NoMad London luxury hotel

November 26, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

Architect Mark Bruce of EPR Architects describes how the studio created a luxury hotel in the shell of an 18th-century London prison in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD hospitality awards. NoMad London is located in the former Grade-II listed Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station in Covent Garden, London. It is the first

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Fernando Donis’ Frame City proposal to “combine city and countryside” wins Redesign the World contest

November 19, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Frame City by Fernando Donis

Fernando Donis’ proposal to create new habitable topographies in which humanity and nature coexist has won first place in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Donis’ Frame City concept aims to undo the damage to nature and people’s wellbeing caused by a century of rapid urbanisation. Each high-density city, which is designed to

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Joseph Grima outlines concept of non-extractive architecture in live Dezeen 15 interview

November 17, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Day 13 of the Dezeen 15 virtual festival includes a video interview with curator and architect Joseph Grima, who is advocating for “a new spirit in design” that conserves the Earth’s resources. Watch it live from 3:00pm London time. “In the face of clear and present danger, we have no choice but to rethink the

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Neri & Hu completes stone-clad whisky distillery in China for Pernod Ricard

November 16, 2021 Christina Yao 0
Outside the Shan-Shui distillery by Neri & Hu

Mount Emei forms the backdrop for this expansive whisky distillery, which Shanghai studio Neri & Hu has completed in China’s Sichuan province. Named Shan-Shui, which translates as mountain water, the distillery occupies a 13-hectare site surrounded by mountains and a winding creek. Shan-Shui was designed by Neri & Hu to house whisky brand Pernod Ricard’s

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Oliver Salway calls for people to “redesign their lives” instead of redesigning the planet

November 15, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Redesigning Our Lives by Oliver Salway

A short film by Oliver Salway that imagines a future where humanity has chosen to embrace a simpler existence to avert climate catastrophe has been highly commended by the judges of Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Salway’s film, which was generated using architectural visualisation tool Twinmotion and then cut together using video

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Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh propose giant fog-harvesting buildings to create “a healthier and more nourished world”

November 12, 2021 Amina Amber 0
Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh's proposal of giant fog-harvesting buildings

Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh’s proposal to create “water-positive” buildings that harvest water from the air is the next finalist project in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Called Aquatech, Takulia and Ghosh’s project imagines a future where there is an acute water shortage in many parts of the world. Their proposed solution

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AHEAD Americas 2021 awards winners announced in video ceremony on Dezeen

November 12, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

AHEAD will announce the best new hotel designs in the Americas in a video ceremony broadcast by Dezeen for the hospitality awards programme. Tune in from 12:30 pm New York time. The ceremony, which begins at 12:30 pm New York time (5:30 pm London time) will be broadcast in two parts, both of which can

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