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3 September 2019

Episode 412

30 minutes


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Author Shiromi Pinto speaks to Josh Fehnert about her architecturally informed novel ‘Plastic Emotions’, which details the relationship between Sri Lankan modernist architect Minnette de Silva and Swiss-French design icon Le Corbusier. Plus: in praise of courtyards and the latest design headlines from Katie Treggiden.

3 September 2019

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Chapter 1

Shiromi Pinto and the life of Minnette de Silva

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Author Shiromi Pinto joins us to discuss the life and career of Sri Lankan modernist architect Minnette de Silva, the subject of her recent book ‘Plastic Emotions’.

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Charmaine Chan on courtyard living

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The design writer and editor’s new book ‘Courtyard Living’ looks at architecturally striking homes across the Asia-Pacific region that all share one hidden feature: a well-designed outside space.

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Design news with Katie Treggiden

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Design specialist Katie Treggiden tells us some of the stories we should all be looking out for over the coming weeks.

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