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Eurovision, Arctic homes, Carolina Castiglioni

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9 May 2023

Episode 604

30 minutes

We meet the production designer behind this year’s Eurovision Song Contest stage and, in Alaska, find out about the challenges of designing for cold climates with architect Aaron Cooke. Plus: Carolina Castiglioni, founder of womenswear and accessories brand Plan C, shares her latest collection. 

9 May 2023

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


Photo: Corinne Cumming

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Chapter 1

Eurovision

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Production designer Julio Himede discusses his stage that will set the scene for the international song contest this week.

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Eurovision

Chapter 2

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Hostile design

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Nic Monisse reflects on some unfriendly additions to the urban environment that he has noticed.

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Hostile design

Chapter 3

9 minutes


Photo: Aaron Cooke

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Chapter 3

Cold Climate Housing Research Center

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For the architects and designers at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, now is the time to install the prototypes that they have spent the long Arctic winter tinkering with in their laboratory. Monocle Radio’s Gregory Scruggs spoke to architect Aaron Cooke to learn about the unique challenges of designing for the cold.

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Cold Climate Housing Research Center

Chapter 4

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Photo: Sara Magni

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Chapter 4

Carolina Castiglioni

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Launched in 2018, Plan C is a luxury Milan-based womenswear and accessories label. Its creative director tells us about its new limited-edition lifestyle collection Ritratti.

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