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25 April 2017

Episode 289

30 minutes

We take a look at fashion start-up Farfetch’s plans to harness digital data to change bricks-and-mortar shopping. Plus, we explore the often hidden interiors of Singapore’s ubiquitous HDB housing blocks, talk mobile architecture and meet a San Francisco designer doing technology differently.

25 April 2017

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Farfetch OS: The store of the future

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Since 2008, Farfetch has become a successful online force in fashion. Now, founder José Neves and team are eyeing up how physical shopping can bolster their business.

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HDB: Homes of Singapore

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In Singapore, more than 80 per cent of residents live in the rectangular blocks developed by the city-state’s national Housing Development Board. Recently, a Japanese team published a massive photographic tome documenting the private spaces behind these uniform façades.

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Rebecca Roke on ‘Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move’

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Rebecca Roke’s new book for Phaidon catalogues more than 250 works of mobile architecture, from wearable tents to a cabin in the Dolomites mounted on skis.

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Eduardo Umaña on his brand Classic Engineering

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Colombia-born Eduardo Umaña relocated to San Francisco to start his product design studio Classic Engineering. He recently visited Midori House to talk about his design process.

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