Monocle on Design

Rebuilding schools in Beirut

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18 May 2021

Episode 501

30 minutes


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We speak to an architect involved in the repair of public schools in Beirut, cross to Helsinki to check out a new retail concept store, and visit a new Aldo Rossi exhibition in Rome.

18 May 2021

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8 minutes


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Chapter 1

Karim Nader

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Since the blast at the port of Beirut in August 2020, the architect Karim Nader has been involved in the rebuilding of ten public schools. We meet him to hear the challenges of such a feat.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


Photo: Courtesy of Glasshouse Helsinki

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Lokal Aleksi

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A new retail concept and meeting place focused on sustainable design has recently launched on Helsinki’s main shopping street. We speak to Mirkku Kullberg, one of the minds behind the concept shop, to find out more.

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Chapter 3

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Photo: Ramak Fazel

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TOD'S ‘Silicon Valley No Code Life’

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As part of its No Code collection, the Italian luxury brand Tod’s commissioned photographer Ramak Fazel to document the landscape and inhabitants of the Californian tech hub for a new book.

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Chapter 4

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Photo: Courtesy of MAXXI

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'The Architect and the City’

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A new exhibition at Rome’s Maxxi museum charts the life and work of the postmodernist master, Aldo Rossi.

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