• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Interview with Craig Dykers by Axel Paredes
  • 00:28    |    
    Could you describe your office relationship between architects, landscapers and interior designers? How do you achieve different projects between then three areas?
  • 02:17    |    
    Would you say that landscape design evolves from the architectural inspiration, or the architectural solution emerges from a landscape approach to then site?
  • 04:45    |    
    How is your concept of architecture applied to a complex site? What is the concept difference between the Ground Zero project and the Ancientn Library of Alexandria?
  • 09:39    |    
    Would you agree that in your new projects there is an increasing interest in more complex and smoother geometries that reflect an increase in the use ofn technology?
  • 10:59.299999999999954    |    
    What is the role of technology in your design process? Do you experiment with new rapid prototyping and digital design techniques?
  • 12:39.799999999999954    |    
    What is your opinion about the interaction between architecture and theory in your practice?
  • 14:24    |    
    How do you involve art in your projects?
  • 15:41    |    
    What is your opinion about ecology and sustainability issues in architecture?
  • 19:35    |    
    Which do you think are the most important aspects of Guatemala that should be embraced by local professional architects?
  • 22:36    |    
    How do you merge social and technical issues in your projects?
  • 23:52    |    
    Final words
  • 23:59.5    |    
    Final credits

Interview with Craig Dykers by Axel Paredes

  | 06 de agosto de 2008  | Vistas: 9736

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

About this video

Craig Dykers is the founder of Snøhetta, the Norwegian architectural firm widely recognized for its trademark buildings: the Alexandria Library in Egypt and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway.  In this interview, hosted by Axel Paredes, Dykers explains the organizational culture of his firm and the collaboration between architects, landscapers, and interior designers.  He also compares the different architectural concepts he has used in many projects and discusses the role of technology in the design process, the role of art, and ecological and intellectual sustainability issues in architecture.  Finally, he discusses specific issues related to Guatemala, especially its architectural tradition, and offers recommendations for local architects.



Interview with Craig Dykers by Axel Paredes
Craig Dykers

Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, August 6th 2008

Una producción de New Media - UFM. Guatemala, August 2008
Camera: Manuel Alvarez, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz



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