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Donzigua Affordable Housing

Stefan Behnisch on Architecture: Podcast-Miniseries in the scope of the upcoming World Architecture Festival

There is probably no other discipline that experienced so many changes and trends and that enters so often the centre of political debates than architecture. Buzzwords like housing shortage, micro housing, affordable housing or sustainablity call for new ideas and pose some challenges upon modern architects nowadays - however, it also opens up new possibilities and perspectives. Architects, interior designers and the people ask themselves alike: How do we want to live? How can we feel more like home - and how to realize this experience for everybody?

All these trends and tendencies are at the heart of the upcoming World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam (WAF) - iF is a partner of the festival.

In the scope of WAF, we talked to international architect and iF juror Stefan Behnisch about his ideas of good architectural design, the challenges and trends from his perspective. Watch below part 1 of the podcast-miniseries. Parts 2 and 3 will follow the next two months.

Picture above: Dongziguan Affordable Housing by Changkou Town Government in Fuyang, design by Meng Fanhao at gad · line+ studio, Hangzhou, China, honored with an iF gold award 2019 in the Discipline Architecture.

Videos: Stefan Behnisch about Architecture (Part 1-3)

Stefan Behnisch about Architecture (Part 1)
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Stefan Behnisch about Architecture (Part 1)

What are the criteria for good architectural design?

Stefan Behnisch about Architecture (Part 2)
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Stefan Behnisch about Architecture (Part 2)

What are the megatrends in architecture?

Interested in more details of the festival? 

Click here for more information: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/

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