On Design 44: Vertical gardens: a breath of fresh air for overcrowded cities?
00:00 / 00:00
8 June 2017
Photo: Fernando Ortiz Monastery
As a city grows, the need for greenery becomes ever more acute while the space available for it becomes ever scarcer. How to solve this paradox? One solution is to grow upwards.
8 June 2017
Want more radio episodes like these in your inbox?
Sign up to Monocle’s email newsletters to stay on top of news and opinion, plus the latest from the magazine, radio, film and shop.
Monocle on Design - latest episodes
We look at how the design scene in Ukraine has responded to Russia’s invasion. We find out how the Architecture Council of Europe is supporting the nation’s designers and meet an architectural institution that’s opted to…
Mary Holland takes us on a tour of exhibitors at the 10th edition of New York City’s flagship annual design festival.
We take a trip underground to explore the design of London’s new Elizabeth Line and celebrate 120 years of Berlin’s U-Bahn. Plus: how to design the perfect underground transport map.
We meet award-winning British stone carver Zoë Wilson to discuss pattern, material and her rather unique craft.
We explore a printing archive in London that dates back to the 19th century and visit an award-winning type foundry. Plus: a project showcasing Portugual's women graphic designers.
We head to the Porto atelier of contemporary menswear label Ernest W Baker to learn how it combines classic tailoring with modern influences.
We hear how Beijing-based practice Open is leading the way in terms of cultural architecture in China and reflect on fascinating collaborations between architects and sculptors in mid-20th-century America. Plus: a new…
Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov reports from southeastern Hungary, where the traditional craft of weaving using cattail plants is making a comeback.
We reflect on the 2022 edition of the Monocle Design Awards and meet some of this year’s winners, including Snøhetta, Limbo Accra, Anna O’Gorman and Dorte Mandrup.
Extra: The minds behind Swiss brands Qwstion and Mover share how their latest product came to fruition.
We look at the effect of living in spaces at the cutting edge of design, from a De Stijl gem in Utrecht to mid-century residences in Perth.
We take a look at the 16th-century Procuratie Vecchie building in Venice’s St Mark’s Square, which recently opened to the public, following an extensive but sensitive restoration project by the studio of Sir David Chippe…
We take a look at ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’, a new exhibition at London’s V&A Museum that examines menswear and the concept of masculinity through the ages.
We visit the reopened historical landmark in York to marvel at the radical transformation and speak to architect Hugh Broughton.
Stop the clock! It’s off to Geneva for Watches & Wonders, one of the world’s most important watch industry trade fairs, to hear from the likes of Cartier and Zenith.