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Temporary architecture

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14 July 2020

Episode 457

30 minutes

We cast an eye over ephemeral architecture and consider the enduring role of temporary buildings. Although most designers build structures to last, there are some benefits to our health and even our skylines to creating spaces that are made to be dismantled.

14 July 2020

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Chris van Uffelen, design historian and co-author of ‘Temporary Architecture’, discusses the time-tested role that this architectural niche has played over the years.

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Mariana Giraldo and Matthew Malone from Perkins and Will explain their practical solution to increase testing capacity for coronavirus.

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Manila-based architect William Ti shares the design process behind the Emergency Quarantine Facility

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