Monocle on Design

Restoration and reuse

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19 June 2018

Episode 349

30 minutes


Photo: Grant Smith

We meet the architect giving a new lease of life to a brutalist complex in London and find out how a brewery in Athens became the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus: Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on his upcoming exhibition in London.

19 June 2018

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


Photo: Grant Smith

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Chapter 1

The Smithson’s Plaza

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Alison and Peter Smithson’s crown jewel, the former Economist Plaza, gets a dose of TLC in anticipation of its new tenants. We speak to DSDHA, the architecture firm behind the renovation alongside real estate developers Tishman Speyer.

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes


Photo: Stephie Grape

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The old Fix brewery

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How the rundown brewery of one of Greece’s most-loved beers was repurposed into the city’s National Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Chapter 3

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Photo: Alamy

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Chapter 3

Meeting Sou Fujimoto

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We meet the Japanese architect at his upcoming exhibition, ‘Futures of Future’, at the newly-opened Japan House.

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