Monocle on Design

Cities of the future

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21 May 2019

Episode 397

30 minutes

What will our cities look like in 2050? We ask an architect and urban planner to answer just that. Plus: a listed building comes of age in London, and part one of our series on office furniture and the changing world of the workplace.

21 May 2019

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Chapter 1

Daniel Ringelstein

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Daniel Ringelstein from US architecture and urban planning company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) talks about his team’s research: how to design the ideal “city of the future” for 2050.

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Restoring Bracken House

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We speak to David Maygar, director at John Robertson Architects and project director at the newly transformed Grade II* listed Bracken House.

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Chapter 3

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USM modular furniture

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Part one of our series on office furniture. We speak to Alexander Scharer, CEO and president of Swiss modular furniture specialist, USM.

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