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28 November 2023

Episode 633

31 minutes


Photo: Ashkan Mortezapour

This week we visit Rome’s Villa Médici, which has undergone an acoustic makeover, and designer and hotelier Jacu Strauss joins us in our London studio to discuss his career. Plus: an early modernist home in Prague by architect Adolf Loos.

28 November 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Villa Médici

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The 16th-century Villa Médici stands as a monument to the family that built it. The structure has housed the French Academy in Rome since 1803 and today it hosts a variety of French functions. The villa has recently had an overhaul, including work by Paris-based audio-technology company Devialet. David Plaisant reports.

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Jacu Strauss

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We meet Jacu Strauss, creative director of hospitality and hotel firm Lore Group. His path to the role was a little unconventional, involving time at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Westminster University, and a position as a senior designer at Tom Dixon’s Research Studio.

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Jacu Strauss

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Villa Müller

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Mae-Li Evans visits a landmark building in a residential neighbourhood in Prague whose interior does away with separated floors and has a unique spatial arrangement.

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