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Architects Love Media … but?

“Buildings are conceived and transformed through media rather than simply represented in the media. Furthermore, architecture is itself from the beginning, a form of media.” – Beatriz Colomina, Skinless Architecture, 2003

This online & live talk will question how we can define “media” in architecture. Is media only a tool, or is it a space dialogue and debate? Speakers will present their idea of media and demonstrate how media can explore the connections between architecture and its representation. Discussing with technology, distance, platforms, and interfaces; the talks will feature not only architects but also architectural photographers, editors, architecture critics, designers, and curators.


Dara Huang / Architect, Founder of DH Liberty, Co-founder of Vivahouse

Jim Stephenson / Photographer, Film-maker, founder of Clickclickjim

Bobby Jewell / Press and Communications Consultant, Co-organiser of the Negroni Talks, Coordinator at ACAN

Tom Wilkinson / History Editor of The Architectural Review, author of Bricks and Mortals

Nurgul Yardim / Architect, Podcast Host (Chair)

Additional speakers TBC



Architects love media

Please note you will need a Zoom account to view this event:

The zoom link will be sent to ticket holders via email.



Benedetta Tagliabue

This interview was recorded in Miralles Tagliabue EMBT studio in Barcelona on February 25, 2020.

“The human energy in architecture is so important. This energy comes out of feeling well in a place; having your space, the possibility to join the others and to meet the others.” – Benedetta Tagliabue

anylabTALKS · Human Energy, Life and Architecture with Benedetta Tagliabue

Among Benedetta Tagliabue’s notable built projects are the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Diagonal Mar Park, and the Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award.

In the teaching field, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities, and is on juries around the world. Her work received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005, the National Spanish Prize in 2006, the Catalan National Prize in 2002, City of Barcelona Prize in 2005 and 2009, FAD Prizes in 2000, 2003, and 2007. She won the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture.

Links from the episode:

EMBT Miralles Tagliabue

Fundacio Enric Miralles

 The craft of care in the architecture of Maggie’s Lecture

How to listen

Anylabtalks is a fortnightly podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists, and designers, researched, produced, and hosted by Nurgul Yardim Mericliler founder of Anylab Experimental Studio. It is released every two weeks and is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and most major podcast platforms.


Ricardo Emilio Bofill

This interview was recorded in La Fábrica, Barcelona; headquarter of Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, on February 28, 2020, the 3,100 sqm former cement factory which Ricardo Bofill discovered in 1973 and has repurposed as his studio, office and residence.

In this episode, Anylab founder Nurgül Yardım talks to Ricardo Emilio Bofill Maggiora Vergano. President of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. They cover topics such as his experience of working with his father Ricardo Bofill, career path as a film director, what he is passionate about the world and the world of architecture and much more.

Ricardo Emilio Bofill joined Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in 1991 after graduating from Harvard University, and he is currently president of his family’s Barcelona-based architecture practice, which is three generations in the making. RBTA is an architecture, planning and interior design studio founded in 1963 by Bofill’s father legendary architect Ricardo Bofill one of the defining voices of postmodernism. With 25 years of experience at RBTA, Ricardo Emilio Bofill has expertise in the design of large-scale masterplans, smart cities, public facilities, residential schemes, office buildings and mix-use compounds.


This episode features

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Lovelock’s Gaia theory




Calling’20 Online Talks – 1



As we face unprecedented challenges with Covid-19, we are aiming to make regular weekly line-up of talks with Mimarizm.

Calling’20 talks which will be held via Zoom and live on Youtube mainly discuss about the role of the designer in the crisis environment and share information about reflexes and proposed practices, addressing different aspects of the design discipline in the social isolation process, such as working styles, education system and communication processes.

The first event of the Calling’20 series titled “New Normal in London Design Ecosystem” moderated by Nurgül Yardım Founder of Anylab with the guests; Dr.Elif Erdine Director of Architectural Association (AA) EmTech Master Program; Emre Erdogan AECOM Computational Designer.