The Best Architecture Interviews of 2020

The Best Architecture Interviews of 2020

One of the most rewarding aspects of working with architecture publications is the possibility of meeting and becoming closer to the experts that are effectively transforming the discipline, either with built projects, research, experiments, theories, or even with works in other fields. In this sense, interviews perform a special role among all the different types of content published every day by ArchDaily, as we can get a closer insight into what some of the most distinguished and promising people have to say about the present and the future of architecture and cities.

With more than two hundred interviews published in our platforms, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese, conducted in various formats – video recordings, transcripts, interviews by e-mail, video calls, or even podcasts –, it's safe to say that 2020 was a year of intensive learning during which we have become, paradoxically, closer than ever before to an inspiring group of architecture professionals.

Looking back on 2020, we have gathered the top 20 interviews of the year:

Spatial Education and the Future of African Cities: An Interview with Matri-Archi

Courtesy of Charlie Hui, Viswerk. 2020
Courtesy of Charlie Hui, Viswerk. 2020

A New Urban Model for a New Project of Society: An Interview with Tainá de Paula

Tainá de Paula. Image: promotional use
Tainá de Paula. Image: promotional use

Fernando Martirena: "Contemporary Cuban Architecture is Alegal and Almost Non-Existent"

House B. Image © Infraestudio
House B. Image © Infraestudio

Manuel Lima on How Data Visualization Can Shape Architecture and Cities

Image © The Book of Circles, Manuel Lima
Image © The Book of Circles, Manuel Lima

Hashim Sarkis on “How will we live together?”: Exploring the Question of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

Image © Jacopo Salvi. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia
Image © Jacopo Salvi. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

Hashim Sarkis: “I Do Not Think We Have Ever Witnessed a Moment Where We Have Relied as Much on Architecture”

Image © Bryce Vickmark
Image © Bryce Vickmark

Remote Work and COVID-19: SOM on Collaborating with a Global Team

© Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

"I Grew Up Where Architecture Was Designed to Oppress": Wandile Mthiyane on Social Impact and Learning from South Africa

Image © Troy Homenchuk, Andrew Von Maur, Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior Design
Image © Troy Homenchuk, Andrew Von Maur, Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior Design

The Body and "Smart Comfort" in Architecture: A Conversation with Marcelo Ferraz

Sketch - Praça das Artes / Brasil Arquitetura
Sketch - Praça das Artes / Brasil Arquitetura

Nano-Scale: Gary Chang Explores Compact Living and The Future of Dense Cities

Courtesy of Edge Design Institute
Courtesy of Edge Design Institute

Clayton Miller on Data Science in Architecture: "the Academic and Industrial Field are Just Starting"

Collage by Fabian Dejtiar. Image base via pxhere, license CC0
Collage by Fabian Dejtiar. Image base via pxhere, license CC0

The Pursuit of an Identity for Angolan Architecture: Interview with Grupo BANGA

Courtesy of Grupo BANGA
Courtesy of Grupo BANGA

“Every Generation Has a Responsibility to Design a Better Life”: In Conversation with Wang Hui of URBANUS

Courtesy of Wang Hui
Courtesy of Wang Hui

The Role of Architecture Regarding Latin American Refugees and Migrants: Juliana Coelho (in Portuguese)

Courtesy of ACNUR
Courtesy of ACNUR

Compose the Void: Simone Bossi

Image © Simone Bossi
Image © Simone Bossi

"There is Power in Seeing the World from Above": An Interview with Overview's Benjamin Grant

Image © Overview
Image © Overview

Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero): "Architectural Photography Needs to Loosen Up Its Language"

Image © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)
Image © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Luca Tranchino: "Production Design Uses The Same Language as Architecture"

Image: Courtesy of Luca Tranchino
Image: Courtesy of Luca Tranchino

Annie Beauchamp on Designing the Overall Visual Look of Movies: "A Designer’s Work Helps to Drive The Plot"

Courtesy of Annie Beauchamp
Courtesy of Annie Beauchamp

“Architecture Is to Put in Order a Room, a House, a City”: In Conversation with Alberto Campo Baeza

Image © Javier Callejas. MA
Image © Javier Callejas. MA

This article is part of the ArchDaily Topic: 2020 In Review. Every month we explore a topic in-depth through articles, interviews, news, and projects. Learn more about our monthly topics. As always, at ArchDaily we welcome the contributions of our readers; if you want to submit an article or project, contact us.

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "The Best Architecture Interviews of 2020" [As melhores entrevistas de arquitetura de 2020] 06 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/954496/the-best-architecture-interviews-of-2020> ISSN 0719-8884
Botanic Garden in Beijing / URBANUS. Courtesy of Wang Hui

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