Monocle on Design

Health and architecture

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5 May 2020

Episode 447

30 minutes


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We examine the link between buildings and wellbeing, find out how tuberculosis shaped modern architecture and speak to designer Ilse Crawford about the importance of materials. Plus: Josh Fehnert is joined by Nic Monisse to talk about how the notion of home and our relationship with the outdoors is changing.

5 May 2020

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Coronavirus and the home

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Nic Monisse discusses the ways in which the pandemic is pushing a new understanding of our homes. Plus: interviews with designer Ilse Crawford and Emily Sargent from London’s Wellcome Collection.

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Beatriz Colomina

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Beatriz Colomina is an architectural history professor at Princeton University and author of ‘X-Ray Architecture’ from Lars Müller Publishers.

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Novartis

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Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, catches up with Dr Vas Narasimhan, CEO of the Swiss pharmaceuticals giant, to discuss the architecture of the company campus and more.

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