interviews

Exclusive: "I don’t want to live in spaceship-like spaces" says David Adjaye

berrin chatzi chousein • Jul 13, 2018 • 623

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"I don't want to live in a silicon chip or a spaceship which is like an iPhone, I want to live in a home which has a 10,000 year history of habitation," said acclaimed Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, the founder and principal of Adjaye Associates.

"So, I'm very interested in the history of human activities, not in the history of computer activities. My buildings look like places that the humans want. It’s very important to me," Adjaye told World Architecture Community in an exclusive interview at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

During the interview, Adjaye shared his vision and straight-forward approach about his design philosophy and the specific trajectory that he followed in his architecture. Adjay (...)

What exactly does Open House Melbourne 2018 offer?

Liz Foo • Jul 3, 2018 • 490

What exactly does Open House Melbourne 2018 offer?

Centred around one of the most liveable cities of the decade, Open House Melbourne celebrates all types of architecture and the people that make it possible. Opportunities arise to building owners and architects to open up a building or site for visitation, typically at the end of July.

This year's count highlights over 220 buildings open to the general public. The program is now 10 years strong, attracting many interstate and international travellers to marvels that would not otherwise be accessible. Open House Melbourne's July program has started on July 4, 2018 and will continue until July 29, 2018.

Monash Learning and Teaching Building by John Wardle Architects. Image © Rhiannon Slater

"By empowering (...)

Exclusive: Curators of "The Shift" in conversation with Suha Ozkan

WA Contents • Jun 29, 2018 • 443

Exclusive: Curators of

The Pavilion of Turkey presents "The Shift/Vardiya" at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, the Pavilion, coordinated by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), is curated by Kerem Piker, the founder of Kerem Piker Architecture (KPM), with co-curators Cansu Cürgen, Erdem Tüzün, Nizam Onur Sönmez, Yağız Söylev and Yelta Köm.

In this exclusive interview, the curators of The Shift are in conversation with Prof. Suha Ozkan, Founder and President of World Architecture Community, on the "world architecture", the Biennales, and the participation of the Turkey's Pavilion, as well as his personal experiences. The program of the Pavilion will continue until November and its detailed program c (...)

The Rome Convention Center narrated by those who have built it

Antonello Magliozzi • Jun 15, 2018 • 1034

The Rome Convention Center narrated by those who have built it

Cutting-edge technological expertise, engineering solutions of the highest level and a team of high-profile professionals able to best represent the excellence of Italian genius, shaping inspiration and creativity. These are the foundations on which stands the innovative Rome Convention Center, also known as The Cloud, a work of exceptional technical, architectural and artistic value, but also a work that represents the high complexity of the realization phases and the remarkable peculiarity of the construction activities. Built thanks to the specialized skills of all the stakeholders involved, especially by the construction company that realized it by providing its know-how, a key role has certainly had the technical team that supported th (...)

"Acoustics is often neglected if it’s not prioritised in the early design phases" says Peer Jeppesen

WA Contents • Feb 26, 2018 • 1807

"Unfortunately, acoustics is often neglected if it’s not prioritized in the early design phases," says Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen, Principal Partner and Design Director of Henning Larsen Architects, the world-renowned Danish architecture firm specialising on innovative and large-scaled concert and performance halls in the world.

"Acoustics is an essential part of being comfortable within a space. Creating the right atmosphere applies to all successful architecture projects, which is why acoustics is key," explains Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen.

Harpa concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image © Nic Lehoux/Henning Larsen

Acoustics is definitely one of the most significant parts of a design process (...)

"The issue of construction standards in Turkey is always contradictive" says Kerem Yazgan

WA Contents • Nov 27, 2017 • 1345

"The issue of construction standards in Turkey is always contradictive and we are following a different process from the construction regulations that are followed differently in many parts of the world," says Kerem Yazgan, co-founder of Yazgan Design Architecture.

In a 4-min short interview, Yazgan, 48, emphasized that architectural profession in Turkey is divided into two different parts as "design" and "construction" process, which always causes problems and difficulties. He added that architecture is not evaluated as a holistic approach in professional contemporary architecture in Turkey.

Turkish architect Kerem Yazgan runs Yazgan Design Architecture in Ankara, Turkey, with his partner Begüm Yazgan, both PhD. Architec (...)

Exclusive Interview: Architectural historian Olaf Bartels on contemporary Turkish architecture

WA Contents • Nov 24, 2017 • 1679

Exclusive Interview: Architectural historian Olaf Bartels on contemporary Turkish architecture

Architectural historian, journalist and critic has evaluated "professional" contemporary Turkish architecture in an exclusive interview with World Architecture Community during the this year's World Architecture Festival.

Olaf Bartels, 58, is an architecture journalist, critic and historian and he studied architecture at the "Hochschule für bildende Künste" Hamburg. He is co-founder of CINEPOLIS für Raum, Architektur und Stadt im Film since 2000.

Besides his teaching activity in Hamburg, Berlin, Braunschweig, Istanbul and Ankara, he has published numerous books and articles in periodical publications including Bauwelt, Baumeister, Deutsche Bauzeitung. His research focuses on modernity in the 19th and 20th c (...)

Exclusive interview: Murat Tabanlioglu on the Ataturk Cultural Center

WA Contents • Nov 22, 2017 • 2210

Exclusive interview: Murat Tabanlioglu on the Ataturk Cultural Center

"The Ataturk Cultural Center is still open-ended project" said Murat Tabanlioglu, founder of Tabanlioglu Architects (TA_) in an exclusive interview with World Architecture Community at this year's World Architecture Festival at the Arena Berlin, in Germany.

Murat Tabanlioglu gave a detailed information about the Ataturk Cultural Center for the first time how the project was developed and how the real problem was addressed with interest in the design process. "The project is still too abstract," said the architect in the third episode of the interview series of World Architecture Community.

World Architecture Community has hosted a series of interviews with prominent architects, including Sir Peter Cook and Will Alsop, dur (...)

"It is important to design in the right time and in the right place" says Peter Cook

WA Contents • Nov 17, 2017 • 3150

"It is important to design in the right time and in the right place socially, economically, culturally and politically," emphasized British architect, Professor, writer and founder of Archigram Sir Peter Cook in both during his lecture at this year's World Architecture Festival and in an exclusive interview with World Architecture Community.

Addressing a large audience during a lecture at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in the second day of the event, Cook has evaluated many young generation architects, their works and their progressive backgrounds in contemporary architecture scene, passing beyond their creativity and programmable agenda.

"The late Zaha Hadid had a 'tricky relationship' with her practice (...)

Exclusive Interview with Will Alsop: Designing in Different Geographies

WA Contents • Nov 17, 2017 • 2953

Exclusive Interview with Will Alsop: Designing in Different Geographies

World-renowned British architect and artist Will Alsop, founder of aLL Design, evaluates different conditions of designing in different geographies, the notion of style and today's contemporary architecture in this exclusive interview with World Architecture Community during World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin.World Architecture Community has been hosting a series of interviews with prominent architects during the seminar program of World Architecture Festival 2017 - acclaimed British architect Will Alsop is in conversation with Prof. Dr. Abdi Güzer, both an architect and critique, in this exclusive interview at the Arena Berlin to reflect and show recent contemporary architectural scene from different perspectives and to d (...)