What is the value of challenges in architecture with Gilles Retsin


This episode’s guest is Gilles Retsin. He studied in Belgium, Chile and the UK, where he obtained a masters from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab in London. His work has been exhibited at the New York’s Museum of Art and Design, the Vitra Design Museum and at the Royal Academy of Arts. He is Program Director of the B-Pro Architectural Design within the Bartlett School of Architecture. This interview was recorded in in UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in London on May 13, 2019. Enjoy our conversation.

A perspective on Sustainability with Mina Hasman and Phil Obayda


We’re happy to be back on the air with our second season. In this episode, our guests are Mina Hasman and Phil Obayda. This interview was recorded in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill London headquarter at SOM-designed Broadgate Tower. In this episode, Mina and Phil discuss their path in SOM; sustainability within the building industry and how we all come together & help to shape the future.

DezeenDay Special


In this episode anylabtalks featuring “Dezeen Day”, an international architecture and design conference took place on 30 October.

The interviews were recorded in Dezeen Day at BFI Southbank, London. In this exclusive interviews Nurgul Yardim Mericliler and Emre Erdogan have talked with high-profile speakers and asked their motivation behind their speeches.

This episode’s guests are Paola Antonelli, Arthur Mamou-Mani, Rachel Armstrong, Liam Young, Benedict Hobson, Patrik Schumacher and Dara Huang.

Thanks Dezeen for this opportinity!

Enjoy the episode!

Paola Antonelli is an author, editor and curator. She is currently the Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Arthur Mamou-Mani is an architect and director of Mamou-Mani Architects and a specialist in digital fabrication and advanced bioplastics.

Rachel Armstrong is professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University, she is a pioneer of living architecture, an approach that seeks to give buildings some of the qualities of natural systems.

Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is the founder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today and runs the programme on Fiction and Entertainment at SCI-Arc.

Benedict Hobson is the Dezeen’s chief content officer. We asked him what was his personal highlight of the day?

Patrik Schumacher is the principal at Zaha Hadid Architects and founder of Design Research Unit at the Architecture Association.

Dara Huang is an architect and founder of Design Haus Liberty and co-founder of Vivahouse.

From critical thinking to joy in architecture with Mat Barnes


This episode’s guest is Mat Barnes, director of CAN: Critical Architecture Network in London. CAN is an architecture studio that designs buildings, environments and installations. Prior to founding CAN, Mat was an Associate at Studio 54 Architecture where he was responsible for the award-winning Peabody infill housing projects. He has been a guest critic at a number of universities including Oxford Brookes and Westminster. Recently his design of Lomax Studio project picked up a Royal Institute of British Architects London regional award. In this interview, we talk about experiences, McDonald’s, ornament in architecture and how to make a great city. I hope you enjoy our talk.

Culture, community, change with Angela Dapper


This episode’s guest is Angela Dapper, the principle of Grimshaw Architects leading hotel, commercial and cultural projects. This interview was recorded in Grimshaw Architects in London. Angela is currently focused on research and development of people based on buildings integrated with public space. Before joining Grimshaw, she was a Partner at Denton Corker Marshall Architects where she was involved in several landmark London projects. She led the design and construction of Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre. Following this success, Angela was shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Emerging Woman Architect of the Year. We talk about the culture of architecture, human-based design and gender equality in the discipline.

Creativity and architecture of our time with Patrik Schumacher


This episode’s guest is Patrik Schumacher, principal of Zaha Hadid Architects. This interview was recorded in Zaha Hadid Architects Studio in London. Patrik is one of the most influential figures in architecture today, with his educational background in both philosophy and architecture. He lectures around the world, contributing articles to journals and publishes books on parametricism. Patrik Schumacher founded the leading-edge Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London, focuses on parametric design in architecture and urbanism. A true believer in innovation, Patrik is not someone who shies away from engaging in challenging conversations on some of the most crucial issues of our generation. His constant desire to push limits makes him an “outside-the-box” thinking within the profession. In this exclusive interview, we talk about his leadership in a world-famed firm carrying one of the biggest names in modern architecture, Zaha Hadid; the future of architecture and urbanism and why he is so passionate about creativity.

Pleasure of architecture with Tarek Merlin


In this episode, my guest is Tarek Merlin, Director & Co-Founder of Feix&Merlin Architects, a creative design studio particular interests in the arts and public spaces as well as commercial office and infrastructure projects. Tarek graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture and originally worked at Foster & Partners before joining Alsop Architects. He played a key role on some of Alsop’s most high profile projects including Queen Mary University ‘Blizard Building’ and the ‘Palestra’ office building. Tarek went on to become a Senior Architect at Yoo, a high-end interior design studio co-founded by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck. In this interview, Tarek explains creating spaces that enable collaborative environments, client sides of the projects and why he is optimistic about change. To learn more go to our conversation.

How passion matters in design with Dara Huang


In this episode, Nurgul speaks with Dara Huang founder of Design Haus Liberty, a London-based architecture and design practice. Dara has received numerous awards and honours including Property Weeks 40 under 40, BBC China’s 100 Women, and three RIBA competition recognitions. This conversation touches upon many topics, from how buildings need to be paired with technology, and immersive experiences to becoming a new generation of designer. Dara also speaks about her passion on creating value and leading design in emerging market trends, DH Liberty’s collaborations and boundaries of the way architects engage clients. We hope you enjoy.

The Power of Words in Architecture with Juliette Mitchell


“Your words should inspire others.” In the second episode Nurgul talks with Juliette Mitchell, a freelance writer and editor. Juliette has always worked with words and for years she worked as an editor at Penguin Books. Now, she runs Architypal, a writing consultancy for architects. We talk about the power of telling stories in architecture to change people’s minds and make things happen. Juliette provides practical tips for architects to write about their projects. You might be struggling to express what you do differently, then listen to our conversation!

How architecture takes responsibility with Chris Hildrey


In this episode Nurgul talking with Chris Hildrey founder of Hildrey Studio. Chris is an architect and designer focusing on complex systems, including contemporary social issues. He has worked variously at Foster + Partners, OMA, ZHA and Níall McLaughlin Architects. After establishing Hidrey Studio, his work spans a range of fields with specific interests in the social implications of design, emergent systems, and cross-discipline collaboration.

In 2017 he became the first architect to be chosen for the Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum. Enjoy!

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