Monocle on Design

Building on water

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3 April 2018

Episode 338

30 minutes

Architects have long used water to reflect or adorn their work. We meet the editor of a new title making waves in the world of residential architecture. Plus a word with landscape architect Kongjian Yu about solving China’s water crisis and a flick through the finest design magazines with journalist Katie Treggiden.

3 April 2018

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Chapter 1

Emilia Terragni

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We speak to the editor of Phaidon’s new title ‘Living on Water’, about the perils and promise of residential architecture near the waves.

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Kongjian Yu

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We talk about turning the tides on China’s water crisis with the Beijing-based landscape architect.

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Katie Treggiden

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Design journalist Katie Treggiden turns the page on a few design magazines worth ruminating on.

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